How can I connect my cable modem and printer into the AirPort Extreme when they are in two different rooms?

I currently have a NetGear router and would like to replace it with a AirPort Extreme. However, this isn't my request. I would like to finally be able to use my printer (that is has the capability of being wireless) from any room in the house. Can I do that with the AirPort Extreme? If yes, how?

Thank you!

  • Asked by Angela I from Sierra Vista
  • Jan 4, 2010
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1 Answer from the Community

  • Most wireless printers are setup by temporarily moving it close to the computer and connecting the two with a USB cable (or some can use ethernet cable).

    Proceed through the printer's setup procedure where you input the wireless network name and password and possibly set other preferences for the printer. Upon completion of setup, disconnect the USB cable and before moving the printer back to its location allow the computer to wirelessly "discover" the printer. Once you set the computer to accept the printer as the default printer, move the printer anywhere within range.

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Jan 10, 2010