How to Share a Printer Wirelessly Using Your AirPort Express

Posted April 17, 2008 at 7:15pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 118547 views
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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.


Step Three
Launch AirPort Utility from your Applications:Utilities folder.


Step Four
Select your AirPort Express from the list on the left and confirm that it has detected your USB Printer.


Step Five
Select Preferences from the Apple Menu at the top left of your screen.


Step Six
Select Print & Fax from the Preferences window


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.




You will be asked to enter an administrator username and password. Do so and click the OK button.


Step Eight
Click the + button on the left side of the window to add a new printer.


Step Nine
Your printer will appear under the Default tab. Select it then click the Add button.


Step Ten
Your printer will now appear in the Print & Fax window and is ready for use!

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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!!
raniokoye - February 10, 2015 at 7:00pm
Very helpful, was having issues doing something very similar, at first I thought it was a system issue, like a DLL error or something, til I noticed it was actual physical damage on the printer, pretending me from configuring it.
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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