Not all printers come with wireless capability, but that doesn't mean that you can't make the printer wireless yourself.
As the title suggests, today, we will show you a quick method to make your printer wireless if you have a spare router to use for the job.
How To Use A Router To Make A Printer A Wireless Printer
STEP 1: Check For Usb Ports
- Check for a USB port on the back of your router.
- If you have a USB port, you can connect your printer and router using a USB-to-USB cable. If you find a USB port, go straight to Step 3.
- Finding a USB port on a router is rare, so don't worry if there isn't one. Just follow Step 4.
STEP 2: Purchase An Ethernet To Usb Adapter
You can easily find an Ethernet to USB adapter on Amazon or other online stores. However, should you not wish to wait for delivery, you can also pick them up from any electronics store that deals with computers.
STEP 3: Connect Your Ethernet To Usb Adapter
- Connect the Ethernet end side to the router and the USB end to the printer you intend to make wireless.
- While you do all of this, make sure that your printer and router are close to each other. This proximity ensures that you don't bend any of the cable connections.
STEP 4: Power On Your Printer
- Connect your printer to a power source using the power cable. Turn on your printer using the power button on the front side of the printer.
- After you have done this, wait for at least ten minutes. This ten-minute period gives your router the time to recognize your printer properly.
Note: During this process, your internet may slow down.
Step 5: Add Printer
Once the wait is over, the printer has become wireless.
- Using your computer, connect to the wireless network to which your printer is also connected via the router.
- Go to the settings of your Windows computer, and locate 'Devices and Printers.'
- Choose "Add Printer or Device" and then locate your new wireless printer from the list of devices.
- Click on "Add Printer" to add printer, and you are ready to go!