connecting printer thru modem or router

  • mooseye
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Post 3+ Months Ago

A friend of mine has a printer he wants to connect to.
It is now connected to a desktop computer and the desktop is connected to his router. What he wants to do is eliminate the desktop but still be able to access the printer from his laptop which is on the ether net via cat5.
My question is, what would he need to connect the printer to the network without going thru the desktop. The printer does not have an ethernet jack but it does have usb and the router does not. Router is cat5 or wireless only.
  • Don2007
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Post 3+ Months Ago

The best thing to do would be connect it directly to the laptop. If you don't want to do that, you could try a USB to Ethernet adapter. Radio Shack has one for under $30.

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