5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 19, 2013 4:59 PM by Ercel
Ercel Level 1 Level 1

What cable from Apple's website can I use to connect an AirPort Express to a printer. (Specifically, the Epson WorkForce WF-2540 All-In-One Printer) The only USB cables from Apple I can find are the ones to ethernet and micro-USB.


AirPort Express
Solved by Bob Timmons on Aug 19, 2013 10:54 AM Solved

It would not make much sense to use a USB cable to connect to the AirPort Express......since the USB connection would only support the print function on your Epson All-in-One device.....nothing else.

 

Advanced features like scan, copy, fax, maintenance etc. would not be supported over a USB connection to the AirPort Express.

 

As John mentions, you can connect using wireless for full functionality.  You could also connect the All-in-One to the Ethernet port on a new AirPort Express since the Epson device supports full functionaliy over Ethernet as well.

Reply by Bob Timmons on Aug 19, 2013 4:58 PM Helpful
So, I could just connect the printer wirelessly to the Express that I'm using as my router to print wirelessly?

 

Yes.

 

 

If so, does this work with devices without AirPrint? Such as Android devices?

 

Sorry, I cannot say, since I do not have an Android device here to test, and am not familiar with the device in general. It couldn't hurt to try though...and if won't work with wireless, then it won't work with USB either.

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  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8

    None.

     

    The Epson WorkForce WF-2540 All-in-One Printer is wireless.

     

    OS X: Connecting a Wi-Fi printer to your Wi-Fi network

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10

    It would not make much sense to use a USB cable to connect to the AirPort Express......since the USB connection would only support the print function on your Epson All-in-One device.....nothing else.

     

    Advanced features like scan, copy, fax, maintenance etc. would not be supported over a USB connection to the AirPort Express.

     

    As John mentions, you can connect using wireless for full functionality.  You could also connect the All-in-One to the Ethernet port on a new AirPort Express since the Epson device supports full functionaliy over Ethernet as well.

  • Ercel Level 1 Level 1

    So, I could just connect the printer wirelessly to the Express that I'm using as my router to print wirelessly? If so, does this work with devices without AirPrint? Such as Android devices?

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10
    So, I could just connect the printer wirelessly to the Express that I'm using as my router to print wirelessly?

     

    Yes.

     

     

    If so, does this work with devices without AirPrint? Such as Android devices?

     

    Sorry, I cannot say, since I do not have an Android device here to test, and am not familiar with the device in general. It couldn't hurt to try though...and if won't work with wireless, then it won't work with USB either.

  • Ercel Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the help!