I have an internet broad band connection from bsnl , and three PC( all Windows 7), I can use internet on all over the three computer, via connecting to wifi modem provided by BSNL.

I have one printer(it does not have Wi-Fi, or LAN, it has only one USB port )and want to share this printer on all three PC.

or this I made a Wi-Fi ad hoc connection in PC1( one with printer connected) named PC1 and connect to this network, and search on other PC. And after finding the PC1, I connect to my PC2 , and goes in network and add printer , and then browse the printer shared on PC1. And I can print from PC2.

But main problem is that when I connect my computer to PC1 network(for printing job) , my Wi-Fi internet connection gets disconnected and I cannot use internet. And vise versa. And every time when I restart PC i have to find the printer on the network.I

So please help me out that how can i share my printer to other two pc. And use internet also. I don't want to use LANconnection.

P.s. Can i use my wifi broadband modem for sharing printer.? So that i can use internet with sharing printer.

  • What are the IP addresses of the 3 PCs?
    – hdhondt
    Sep 19, 2014 at 10:46

1 Answer 1


There are Wifi routers that you can connect a USB printer to. Google Wifi router usb printer

Another option would be to get a Wifi enabled printserver, such as this one here: http://www.tp-link.com/lk/products/details/?model=TL-WPS510U, or, if your router has a free ethernet port available, there are wired usb printservers as well. Using one of these, PC1 doesn't even have to be on to be able to print from other machines.

  • Most GDI (i.e. low cost) printers do not like being USB connected to a router or printserver. If the printer supports a printer language (PCL5/6 - not PCL3, PostScript) it should work; otherwise, beware!
    – hdhondt
    Sep 19, 2014 at 10:44
  • Good point, I hadn't thought about that.
    – Berend
    Sep 19, 2014 at 10:52
  • so ultimately do i have to buy some stuff..?
    – Avi Singh
    Sep 19, 2014 at 11:57
  • If all pc's are connected to the same wifi router, can't you just share the printer in the usual way? E.g. go to \\pc1\printers\yoursharedprinter
    – Berend
    Sep 19, 2014 at 12:10
  • I tried this but , could not find printer
    – Avi Singh
    Sep 19, 2014 at 12:24

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