Connect Your Dumb Printer To Your Home Network With A Raspberry Pi

Connect Your Dumb Printer To Your Home Network With A Raspberry Pi

If you wish your old, non-network printer could be accessible from anywhere in the house, PiMyLifeUp has a guide for turning a Raspberry Pi into a print server, making that old dump printer accessible from anywhere.

All you’ll need for this is a Rasberry Pi with Raspbian installed, Wi-Fi, and a USB printer. Once you get the Raspberry pi set up, you’ll install some software, set up the print server, the connect your printer to the Pi. It might take a little while to get everything set up, but it’s a pretty easy project overall. Head over to PiMyLifeUp for the full guide.

Raspberry Pi Printer Server: Setup Network Printer [PiMyLifeUp]

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  • This is one of those overkill moments. Unless you have extra rasberry pi boards and require nothing extra to buy, this is a dumb hack. You can buy a print server for a lot less than you can all the required parts to build one out of a rasberry pi. I’m usually against buying things that only accomplish a single task, but in this case, I would make an exception.

  • I’ve been seriously considering doing this for the last few months. I’ve got a couple of Pi’s lying around not doing much.

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