What’s the easiest way to convert a wired printer to a wireless one?
I have a networked (Ethernet) printer that used to be able to connect to my home network via PoE adapters, but recently the adapters started failing. My house has a 3-phase power system and working with PoE adapters have proven tricky.
The printer doesn’t seem to be able to obtain an IP address through DHCP, and although I did try to set it manually, it doesn’t seem to be working. The computers can’t locate and connect to the printer. The printer also doesn’t show up in the list of connected devices on the router’s admin dashboard.
It worked fine before and here’s how the setup looked: Computers (WiFi) -> router -> PoE adapters -> printer
Since I have a wireless network, I would like to abandon the PoE setup. What’s the easiest way to convert a wired (USB or Ethernet) printer to a wireless one? I also have certain restrictions/limitations:
- I do not want it to be connected to a computer and shared. This option isn’t ideal.
- I do not want to use a Raspberry Pi or Arduino as a server. I need something that’s plug and play.
- I can’t connect it to a router’s printer sharing port. The printer isn’t located close to the router, and can’t be moved.