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How do i make a USB only printer wireless?

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I bought a Brother HL 2240 for $60 instead of the 2270 which was $179 and is the same version only wireless. I assumed for less than $110 I could make this printer wireless. I have a netgear wireless router N600 and being it has a USB hookup in the back, cant I just hook to that instead of hooking this printer up to a PC. EDIT: I think the USB on the router is only for a storage device. SO i dont think I can hook printer to route directly.

Ideally though, I want to put this printer on the other side of the room. What would I need to purchase to go with it so it can be on other end of room without being hooked directly to router or PC?
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Probably going to need a print server, be careful I have a Linksys wireless G that was working great till I upgraded to all X64 and found out it only has drivers for X86 now its sitting in my junk useless to me.
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i think i remember someone talking about something called a pogo plug, and anything you attached to it via usb it would automatically make wireless, something like that may help
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Keep in mind some wireless printservers will only do the print function on an All In One printer, such as the one I have; Linksys Wireless-G Printserver WPS54G

It is an older one, and the newer one does all the functions not just print.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HouseJhereg View Post
Probably going to need a print server, be careful I have a Linksys wireless G that was working great till I upgraded to all X64 and found out it only has drivers for X86 now its sitting in my junk useless to me.
I have not tried mine;WPS54G, with a 64 bit system with 64 bit printer software.
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Same PS I have and if you upgrade to 64 it wont work and believe me I tried everything.
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