Wireless printing using ethernet

Can i connect an extreme to a printer over an ethernet? Extreme is in one room, printer in another, house has CAT5 ethernet, can i plug printer (Brother 2070N) into extreme over ethernet.

I have two extremes to provide house with wireless coverage, they are connected over the same ethernet.

  • Asked by Andrew S from Menlo Park
  • Jun 13, 2011
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  • Answer

    If your Brother Printer supports networking via ethernet you can definitely do what you ask. I have a Brother MFC-7820N connected to my Time Capsule in this very way.
    Once connected go to System Preferences>Print & Fax. Use the + button to add a printer and your Brother should should up as a network printer. If it's a fairly recent model all drivers should load up and the printer be ready for use almost instantly.

    • Answered by Nigel M
    • Jun 15, 2011