HomeHub 2 used for wirelss printing

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  1. asprint

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    I have a HomeHub 2 which is connected directly to my desktop PC and I have a seperate laptop which is connected via wireless, Draft N.

    The HomeHub 2 has a USB port, is it possible to connect the printer, HP Deskjet 6122, to the USB port so that I can print from either the desktop of wirelessly from the laptop?

    If so how is it done?
     
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    It was possible with the HH 1.0 and 1.5 but was not supported nor much cop in my opinion. However this is how it was done with previous HHs:

    1. Add your printer as normal
    2. Right Click on the printer, click properties, click ports tab.
    3. Click add port, choose Standard TCP/IP Port, click New Port.
    4. Enter 192.168.1.253 as the IP address, and anything you like as the name.
    5. Click Custom, then Settings.
    6. Choose LPR as protocol Queue Name: LPT1 check LPR byte counting as enabled, click ok.
    7. Finish the wizard and repeat for the other PC.

    Connect the printer to the USB-A port on the Hub Reset the HH by pulling the power for 30 seconds.

    Good Luck! I gave up and bought a dedicated Printer Server but the best way is to buy a printer that is Network enabled and connect it with wired Ethernet.
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I assume that the set-up procedure you have explained is with the printer connected to the USB port on the HomeHub 2?

    If I find that it does not work or I do not like its performance can I just simply reconnect the printer back into the desktop USB port or will there be another re-connection process to go through?
     
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    1. Yes

    2. You will need to reconfigure the printer.
     

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