How to Share a Printer Wirelessly Using Your AirPort Express

How to Share a Printer Wirelessly Using Your AirPort Express

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These are instructions on how to share your USB printer wirelessly via your Apple AirPort Express.

Step One
Configure your AirPort Express to create a new network via the tutorial here or to extend an existing network via the tutorial here.

Step Two
Connect your printer to the AirPort Express via USB cable.
How to Share a Printer Wirelessly Using Your AirPort Express

Step Three
Launch AirPort Utility from your Applications:Utilities folder.
How to Share a Printer Wirelessly Using Your AirPort Express

Step Four
Select your AirPort Express from the list on the left and confirm that it has detected your USB Printer.
How to Share a Printer Wirelessly Using Your AirPort Express

Step Five
Select Preferences from the Apple Menu at the top left of your screen.
How to Share a Printer Wirelessly Using Your AirPort Express

Step Six
Select Print & Fax from the Preferences window
How to Share a Printer Wirelessly Using Your AirPort Express

Step Seven
Check the bottom of the Print & Fax window to see if your settings have been locked. If the settings are locked click the lock.
How to Share a Printer Wirelessly Using Your AirPort Express

How to Share a Printer Wirelessly Using Your AirPort Express

You will be asked to enter an administrator username and password. Do so and click the OK button.
How to Share a Printer Wirelessly Using Your AirPort Express

Step Eight
Click the + button on the left side of the window to add a new printer.
How to Share a Printer Wirelessly Using Your AirPort Express

Step Nine
Your printer will appear under the Default tab. Select it then click the Add button.
How to Share a Printer Wirelessly Using Your AirPort Express

Step Ten
Your printer will now appear in the Print & Fax window and is ready for use!
How to Share a Printer Wirelessly Using Your AirPort Express
cpsmith - April 26, 2015 at 9:06pm
This is no longer accurate and requires an update to the most recent version of the Airport Utility.
WesMan316 - April 13, 2015 at 6:07am
Yes! Thanks very much!!
Porza - February 21, 2013 at 7:43am
Gfg
Tech - September 1, 2009 at 9:21am
i was wondering my printer wont work because it does not have the needed driver i am trying to add one but it wont work how do you add the driver my printer is an hp deskjet3745
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