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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP Network
I decided to upgrade my old router and get an Airport Extreme base station. I was looking forward to being able to share my Epson Stylus 760 off the USB port but didn't know if my XP PC would be able to use it. After much searching, I found these instructions and all is well:
  1. Make sure the printer is recognised by the base station.
  2. Select 'Add a new printer' in Windows
  3. Select 'Local Printer' in the dialog box (auto detect and install should be off), click next.
  4. Choose 'Create a new port' and "Standard TCP/IP Port'. Click next.
  5. For the printer IP address, enter the address of the base station ie. 10.0.1.1. The port name will be filled automatically. Click next.
  6. For the device type, choose 'Hewlet Packard Jet Direct', then click Finish.
  7. Choose your printer from the list and follow the rest of the prompts to install and configure the driver.
I can't guarantee that this will work on anything other than XP so YMMV.
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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: JoseyWales on Jul 29, '03 12:56:31PM

Works perfectly in Windows 2000 - good job!



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: nelly@nobis.net on Jul 29, '03 10:34:26PM

I was unable to get this to work to access (from a WIN XP machine) my Epson C80 that is connected to my Airport Extreme.

I notice this procedure was used to set up an Epson Stylus 760. However in step 6, it is indicated that a "Hewlet Packard Jet Direct" is seleted. What does a H.P. device have to do with loading an Epson printer.



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: waked1 on Jul 31, '03 05:42:43AM

The HP bit is purely how the system interprates the bridge between the Ethernet and USB ports on the base station. It doesn't matter what sort of printer you're using, the JetDirect should still work.
The C80 is listed in Apple's compatibility table so all I can suggest is that you make sure 1)The printer shows up in the airport status page and 2)you're using the latest drivers.
If you're still having trouble, you can email me at duncan[at]itswakeling[dot]com and I'll see if I can come up woth anything ese to help.



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: Accura on Jul 30, '03 08:42:51PM

This will only work under NT based systems (ie, NT, 2000, XP) not under w32 systems (ie, 95, 98, ME)

some times you are lucky to find on your printer software cd something that will allow you to access this from 98. Lexmark ship one and i THINK it can be downloaded off there web page

jameso

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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: adamjacobmuller on Aug 05, '03 07:50:06AM

for 95,98,me

this is coming from memory and i havent used windows in years... so i may be muddying it a bit....



add a printer....
tell it to use lpt1
then go to the printer control panel open the printer and in the ports section choose create new port, in the same way you created the port on xp/2k create the port here. check the box next to this port....

i think this works....



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: cotola01 on Jan 08, '04 08:28:07AM

I am from Southamerica Chile, sorry for my bad english

I have a Ibook g4 OSX 10.3 whit Airport and win98 PC hooked to Ethernet entrance.

I can share correct my ADSL connection, but when I tried to see my printer Epson C82 from PC side I can't.



I go to printers, network, examine , I can see the Ibook but when I click in it, It's ask for the password I put all the password I have and none of it work.



How can I print in my Epson C82 connected to the USB port in Airport Extreme from my Win98 PC hooked by Ethernet to Airport Extreme?



Thanks for your help



Luis



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: junkjeffrey on Oct 07, '03 11:53:45AM

I am having problems with this configuration. Instead of having the printer connected to the Airport via USB, we have it connected via ethernet (it's and old Apple LaserWriter). We have two Mac's connected and one Windows XP Box, The Mac's print fine to the printer, but the XP Box can not print to it, I have tried the instructions listed above, and variations on them, and it does not work. Does any body have any pointers for Getting the XP Box to print to the AppleLaser Writer, which is hooked up to an Airport Extreme via Ethernet?

thanks



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A related method...
Authored by: robg on Oct 13, '03 10:25:54AM
I recieved the following as an anonymous hint, but it strikes me that it's closely related to this one, so I'm posting it here as a comment instead.
Having just set up my home network, consisting of one Windows XP Pro Workstation (Ethernet), one Apple PowerBook 12" (AirPort) and an AirPort Extreme BaseStation, the only piece of the puzzle missing was sharing my Epson USB Printer.

The PC is fairly noisy, so I didn't want to have to use it to share the printer, especially when the BaseStation can do the task. I couldn't find any documentation on the net about connecting to a shared printer on the BaseStation from Windows, so set about working out how to do it myself. After whipping out the trusty ol' Network Utility and portscanning the BaseStation, it revealed that (among others) Port 9100 was open (Raw LPR/JetDirect).

From here on, it was a simple matter of setting up the PC with the required printer drivers, and setting the port to print to as a Standard TCP/IP Port on 10.0.1.1 (the BaseStation's IP address) using Raw LPR to Port 9100.

Voila! One shared network printer!
-rob.

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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: grika on Jan 05, '04 10:25:20PM

I followed the instructions half-a-dozen times only to have the print fail each and every time. Now I have to hang my head in shame as I just realized that I had changed the IP address on my BaseStation.

Now printing from my XP laptop and Win2K tower works like magic.

Thank you waked1!



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: mattstorey on Feb 15, '04 08:31:05PM

I followed the 7 points of your instructions exactly ... (except the ip of my airport extreme base station is 192.168.1.1, i just substituted this instead of 10.0.1.1) ... and i can not print from my PC as much as i try.

I have a winxp machine but am using an Epson Stylus Color 740 connected to my base station .... should this make any difference?

I can print to my epson from the ibook and powerbook i have over the airport network ... so i'm almost at a loss!!!



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: bjoernb on Mar 26, '04 03:51:35AM

Hi!
I followed the instructions precisely - and it just won't work. Not that I am surprised since it is Windows... I am us a HP OfficeJet 5000 series - and I only want to use the printer from windows. Oh, and although it is not officially supported, printing from any mac works like a charm. There must be SOMEWAY to get this thing to print from Windows.

Anyone have any other ideas?

BB



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: dal20402 on Apr 18, '04 11:01:10PM

This hint works great for most network-capable printers. But some printers that were never designed for network use (such as my HP photosmart 7960) may not appear on the list Windows offers you, even if the drivers are correctly installed. Here is another approach you can use:

1. Connect the printer directly to the Windows box and set it up.
2. Disconnect the printer from the Windows box.
3. Turn off your AE base station (disconnect power cord).
4. Plug the printer into the base station.
5. Turn the base station back on.
6. Begin the process of creating a new printer in Windows. Create a new port as described above (IP_10.0.1.1 or equivalent, with device type HP JetDirect). But don't actually perform the last step to create the printer. Instead, cancel once you have successfully created the port.
7. Return to the Windows printer list and select your printer. (It will be grayed out because it is offline.) Right-click and choose Properties. Choose the "Ports" tab in the Properties dialog. Select the IP port you just created instead of the USB port that was originally selected. Exit the Properties dialog.
8. Right-click the printer and choose "Take Online." Now you should be able to print through your AEBS just fine. (At least I can with my photosmart.)

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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: dvangogh on May 23, '06 05:18:44PM

I've tried all of the suggestions here (thanks very much!) but none of them work (argh!). I've got a PowerBook G4 running 10.4, with both an Airport Extreme and an Airport Express. I'm trying to print wirelessly from my XP notebook through the Airport Express. The IP of the Airport Express is 10.0.1.4, and I can ping this from the XP, so all is well there, but I just can't print to my Brother MFC-8640D!! Very frustrating. As with other forum members, I can print from my Mac to the printer through the Airport Express, but just not from my XP.



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: raptor99 on Nov 16, '08 10:23:56AM

Thank you for this idea, Once the printer is connected via USB, simply disconnect it from the PC and re-connect it back to the AE

On your PC change the printer properties, select the ports tab and click on the port created (i,e., IP_10.10...)

Voilá

Problem solved - many thanks




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Not working with 10.3.4 and HP Deskject 882C
Authored by: jfaughnan on Jun 26, '04 01:30:58PM

This tip isn't working for me. I have a Deskjet 882C connected to the AirPort Extreme base station. I can print to it via my iBook, but the best I can do from XP is a stream of junk. I've followed the directions religiously and tried a few variations. I wonder if some update has broken this support.

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Not working with 10.3.4 and HP Deskject 882C
Authored by: millsap9 on Aug 04, '04 12:28:59PM

Thanks to everybody who's posted hints on here to get me going! I had to do a slight variation mixing a few of them to get my XP laptop printing via Airport Express (G4 and Powerbook were both printing fine already).

-connect all the cables to airport express and turn it on, verify that all computers can access it - i.e. they should all have internet connectivity at this point
-open printers and faxes in XP Start menu
-click add printer
-select "local printer attached to this computer" and deselect "automatically detect..."
-click create a new port, choose standard TCP/IP
-enter 10.0.1.1 for printer name/IP address
(yes, to this point the instructions were exactly the same as the airport express doco)
-select Custom instead of standard device type
-select Raw LPR to port 9100
-select next, choose your appropriate printer when prompted (and name it), select finish

Sort of a combo of some of the other responses on this thread that finally worked for me. Good luck!



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Not working with 10.3.4 and HP Deskject 882C
Authored by: querying on Jul 19, '05 08:36:18PM

Just to make sure, you're using LPR, right? If so, what are you using as your queue name?



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RAW port has changed!
Authored by: tehpeh on Mar 14, '05 03:26:11AM

As of Apple Base Station 5.5.1 it seems the RAW port has changed to 9101.

I had problems connecting from Win 2000 to an Epson Color 740, and guessed port 9101 out of frustration. Then I found this article Print via Rendezvous and AirPort from Windows

(I also used the method where you connect the printer directly to Windows via USB, set it up, then re-connect the printer to airport and change the port settings in Windows. Don't know if this is required)



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RAW port has changed! -- Confirmed
Authored by: figz on Jul 18, '05 06:00:11PM

Thanks so much for posting this. I was going out of my mind. I got a new printer today and I was trying to use the old port (which had been working with my old printer) but it wasn't working. I changed it to 9101 and it worked immediately!



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RAW port has changed!
Authored by: zuma58 on Jan 29, '06 08:18:28PM

Hello-

Man, am I glad you posted! I've been pulling out my hair trying to get XP to print to my new HP printer connected via USB to Airport Extreme. I just upgraded to airport hardware 5.7. Never in a millon years would I have guessed that the setting changed from 9100 to 9101. I went into the printer properties/port/configure and manually changed 9100 to 9101 and I was able to print instantly! Two days I've been trying to get this to work. Thanks a MILLION!

By the way, I got Bonjour to work (used to be called Rendevous), but there is some kind of conflict between it and the Windows service SSDP that causes my task bar to hang for about 2 minutes when I first start Windows. I needed SSDP to detect my wireless internet, so I had to un-install Bonjour. Your post saved me, as I was finally able to set up the printer the old fashioned way. Thanks again.



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RAW port has changed!
Authored by: pjwuebker on Feb 22, '10 05:36:14PM

WOW! It is 5 years later and this post comes out of no where to solve my problem instantly. Switching the port number did the trick on our Epson NX300 printing to an Airport Express.

Are we getting to see a pattern on printer manufacturers? I spend several days on and off trying to solve this on my own and with Apple and Epson.

I have book marked this site.

Thanks.



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: fhussar on Feb 25, '06 11:56:35AM

Thanks waked1 !
I found your post while on the road and in need...it works like a charm...

fhussar



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: grilla on Jul 29, '06 03:03:02PM

If ur having trouble. Try this modification to the original instructions:

1. Make sure the printer is recognized by the base station.
2. Select 'Add a new printer' in Windows
3. Select 'Local Printer' in the dialog box (auto detect and install should be off), click next.
4. Choose 'Create a new port' and "Standard TCP/IP Port'. Click next.
5. For the printer IP address, enter the address of the base station ie. 10.0.1.1. The port name will be filled automatically. Click next.

Here is where things needed to change...
6. Click the "Custom" radio button
7. Click the "Settings" radio button
8. Change the port from 9100 to 9101
9. click Ok to close the custom dialog box
10. click next to begin the process of selecting your printer
11. Choose your printer from the list and follow the rest of the prompts to install and configure the driver.

This worked like a charm for me with XP and a Samsung Laser ML-2010 on my AE.

Seems as if the port was the issue and changing it from 9100 to 9101 fixed everything.

Good luck!



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: vevyvevyvicket on Jun 02, '07 04:26:05PM

Thanks millions. Worked for me! ...er.... I love you....



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: Teflon Mac on Sep 04, '07 05:56:13AM

Many thanks.

Changing the port to 9101 worked a treat for XP to Canon iP4200 via Airport Extreme ("Apple Base Station V5.7")



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: pixelator30 on Feb 04, '08 03:04:22AM

This is an amazing tip! It worked for me! After 2 years of having to manually plug the printer USB cable from the Airport Extreme station to the PC (running Windows XP) USB port and back, I can now FINALLY just keep the USB cable plugged into my Airport Extreme station. And I can print via Airport Extreme, both from Windows XP, and from my Mac Laptop running Mac OS X Tiger. Argh... why are such essentialls hidden somewhere in the hints page... should be IN THE MANUAL. Yeah, yeah, I know, Windows and Mac come from two different companies and forces of the market cause them to inevitably hamper each other's products.



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Port has changed as of 7.2.1 (or earlier)
Authored by: bendalton on Mar 09, '08 10:25:18PM

Earlier comments mention that you may need to update your port on your tcp/ip port for the printer. I couldn't figure out why this was failing. Turns out, for printing via RAW (like HP JetDirect) the port is now 9202.

Works perfectly now with XP and Parallels.

Thanks for the initial post



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Port has changed as of 7.2.1 (or earlier)
Authored by: jasonhavens on Nov 20, '09 09:28:11PM

Do these settings work in conjunction with or override Bonjour? Bonjour seems to work very well when I connect my Windows XP machines to our two USB-connected HP LaserJet printers. I actually had to uninstall and reinstall Bonjour on one of those PCs, but it worked perfectly after that (evidently some kind of quirky conflict, which makes sense because I need to clean out that cluttered machine). In any event, please comment if someone knows whether these settings are essentially the same as Bonjour, whether they override those Bonjour settings, or whether they are totally separate (and if so, would there be a conflict?). Thank you.

Kind regards,

Jason Havens
Destin, FL



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: bacoker on Jan 05, '10 04:54:55PM

Thank you! Worked perfectly!



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: anika123 on Jan 06, '10 10:11:43AM

This all seems way too complicated. 90% of connection problems can be solved by installing Apples Bonjour for Windows.

http://support.apple.com/downloads/Bonjour_for_Windows



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: chimerical on Jan 06, '10 11:04:22AM

Has anyone gotten this to work via Windows Vista or Windows 7? They ask a couple more things in the last few steps.



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: grandeabc on Mar 30, '10 05:47:44AM

Super! Worked fine on my Lenovo XP and Airport Express. I was looking for this solution for several months. Thank you!



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: mayalisa on Jan 27, '11 04:41:07AM

I just followed the instructions for a Windows Vista laptop to connect to a HP printer on an Airport Express and it worked perfectly! Thanks!



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: cmaso on Jan 08, '12 01:45:55PM

No luck getting my HP Inkjet 5150 to print from my PC (Windows XP) via Airport Extreme. First downloaded Bonjour for Windows and went through the steps. When that didn't work, went through the steps described above in original post, changing the port from 9100 to 9101. My PC can see the printer and has it selected as the default printer, but no print jobs from PC are getting printed. I can print just fine through the Airport with my Mac laptop.



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Print to an Airport Extreme USB printer from WinXP
Authored by: apwelsh on Sep 10, '12 08:42:46PM

Even easier solution to print from windows. Navigate to Apple's support site, download Bonjour Print Services for Windows, install it, Run the Bonjour printer services for windows app that was installed into the Start menu, and select the printer you want to add/connect to.

The print services presents all the shared printers from AirPort/Mac systems in simple terms, and make installing the required printer ports seamless.



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