Which relatively cheap printers work with a USB connection to Airport Extreme, using it wirelessly from both a Mac (SnLeopd) and PC/Windows Vista/7?

I have a wireless router (Linksys) now, but am interested in replacing it with an Airport Extreme. Both for the N support, and for the USB connection to have a printer available wirelessly. And we have a mix of laptops, with a Mac running Snow Leopard and two PCs, one currently running Vista and the 2nd running Windows 7. What I gather from web searches is that it is hard to pre-determine printers that will actually work with as a USB printer with the Airport Extreme and various OS. Do you have recommendations for relatively cheap printers that you've found to work with the environment described?

  • Asked by Michael A G from Champaign
  • Dec 2, 2009
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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1 Answer from the Community

  • Hard to answer, as every printer is different and may not be able to be connected to a Network Print Server such as in the Airport Extreme... It's a good chance, that most printers which have a MAC compatibility stamp on the side... You're best to check the compatibility of the printer you're about to purchase on the Manufacturers website.

    • Answered by James H from Bondi Junction
    • May 12, 2012