In this article we understand how you make an existing parallel printer wireless. Currently on the network, there is a wireless router. The mechanism to make the parallel printer wireless is explained below.
Purchase a parallel port print server (Recommendations provided below). A print server is a device which is used for this purpose.
The print server would come with a parallel port and a network port. Connect the parallel port on the printer to the parallel port on the print server with the default cable which comes along with the printer.
Connect the network port on the printer to one of the ports on the inbuilt switch which comes on the wireless router using a RJ 45 cable.
Configure the print server with an IP address on the existing network.
On the wireless clients like laptops, configure the printer settings to use a network printer and configure the IP address of the print server.
After completion of the above steps , a parallel printer, is converted into a wireless printer and makes it possible for users on the network to print using wireless.