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cartoony
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BT Hub 6 as a USB printer server?

My main router is a HH6.

I appreciate that I can attach a USB printer to it and it's then accessible across the network. However I don't want the printer in the same location as the HH6

I have a spare HH6 (and an old HH2)

Is it possible to use the second HH6 (or the HH2) as a wifi client and attach the printer to this second HH6 (or HH2) to share the printer?

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Re: BT Hub 6 as a USB printer server?

No, you can't use a Hub as a wifi client, you can only connect it to the network via Ethernet.

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Re: BT Hub 6 as a USB printer server?

The USB on the hubs is at best "flacky" and is not designed to be a printer access point. It is more for connecting a Pen Drive or a portable Hard Drive.

Is your printer wifi capable? If it is why not just connect it to the "main" HH6 by wireless.

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Re: BT Hub 6 as a USB printer server?

No, it's a USB printer.
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Re: BT Hub 6 as a USB printer server?

No, it's a USB printer.

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Re: BT Hub 6 as a USB printer server?

You will need to get a wireless print server and connect that to your hub then connect the printer to that via USB.

If you have a PC you could connect your printer to that and set it up as a "network" printer and as long as your PC is turned on, devices on the same network should be able to print through the PC acting as a server.

You could of course buy a wireless printer which could be cheaper than the cost of a wireless print server.

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