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How do i connect my printer with a usb to a Ethernet (RJ45) cable

I bought a printer, but my wireless router doesn't have a USB port. I was seeing if it is possible to splice the printer usb to a ethernet (RJ45, Cat5) plug??? Or what colors go to which on the 2 wires.

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Is there is a way that we our-self can connect a fewmale usb to male RJ45 cable. Please explain the wiring...

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Hi Tony,

I assumed you'd like to share the printer on network. I recommend to buy a printer server device that will connect USB port of printer and that device has RJ45 port that can be connected to router or switch hub to share the purpose. Hope this gives you an idea.

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Rosener

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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STEP 1: Find your MAC address for the wireless printer (all types of Network Cards will have one so this is no different) this will either be found under the LCD control panel or may even be printer on the bottom of the printer or Print server if it is seperate set this MAC address with an IP address as a reservation in your admin panel of your router 192.168.0.10 in this example.

You can normally enter your Router this using 192.168.0.1 typed in your browser (not the search engine) as all routers are different check here for your make and model http://www.routerpasswords.com if you can't find the MAC address try using ipconfig /all from them command prompt it will be the physical address aka the MAC address

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(this example shows a Standard TCP/IP Port for a Brother DCP-340CW)

Also check in your routers admin panel to see if the Wireless Printer is set up with the correct IP and MAC address, if you still can't find it eliminate your known MAC addresses from all your network cards the one left will be your Printer Server NIC in your Wireless Printer.

If you have setup the incorrect IP and or MAC address you will get this window when you try to add the TCP/IP port

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That's it try a test print and you will see it burst into life.... Happy Printing


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