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To install a wireless printer to Windows 10 ?

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Hi.

A printer that works fine wired trough USB has been added a generic adapter at its USB jack that allows Wireless.  How to tell Windows 10 to recognize the printer is now in wireless mode ?

There is no WiFi  routers nor other wireless networks related in the premises.  A PC and a now wireless printer.     [ PC<------>printer ]

 

For a 'normal' wireless printer to work with only one single PC;  is a wireless router needed ?

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For a 'normal' wireless printer to work with only one single PC;  is a wireless router needed ?

No you should just be able to connect to the printer. But you say the printer doesn't normally support wireless.

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A printer that works fine wired trough USB has been added a generic adapter at its USB jack that allows Wireless

So the printer isn't normally configured to use the USB jack as a Wi-Fi adapter meaning the printer might require additional software in order to run the Wi-Fi adapter. Are you sure the generic adapter supports a mobile hotspot?? There is a specific type of adapter you can get called a wireless print server https://www.lifewire.com/wireless-product-equipment-818274

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Externet said:

For a 'normal' wireless printer to work with only one single PC;  is a wireless router needed ?

You never mention if your PC has WiFi capabilities.

May be a daft thing to point out, but still, ...

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Two things:

1. As fiveworlds says, you need to check that the printer is designed to work with an external Wi-Fi adapter. 

2. If it is, then you need to set the connection up as an ad-hoc network (i.e. not using a router). This may mean changing the settings on both the printer and the PC. 

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Thanks to all of you, guys.

The PC is a modern one with built-in WiFi and enabled, and tested working fine..

The printer is old without WiFi capability from factory.  An USB-to-WiFi adapter is much newer than when the printer was designed,  has been added/plugged to it.  The adapter supplies its own 5V for operation and for 'plugged-in'  detection at the printer receptacle

That USB-to-WiFi adapter is proven working, allowed WiFi internet to a laptop in another scenario, with zero setups, drivers or anything.  Plugged in and performed.  It works like a 'bridge'.  Transceives USB 'language ' over WiFi signal.

Will explore the ad-hoc setting.

 

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I doubt very much that the printer supports network access using an external Wi-Fi dongle. I would put money on it.

Check the specs/user manual of the printer.

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