If you have a D-Link wireless router chances are there is a USB port on the back. With this, you can set up a printer wirelessly.
Sadly, you can not just plug it and be happy. That’s too easy. Instead, D-Link created Shareport. Shareport is their software that is supposed to make the magic happen, but it sucks. I hear it works OK on Windows, but not very good, if at all, on Mac. But there is hope.
What you’ll need to go is go over and get SX-Virtual Link. This free 3rd party software works great. I had my printer setup and printing wirelessly in under 5 minutes. That of course doesn’t count the hour I spent trying to figure out how to download D-Link’s software and trying to make it work.
The downside however is that you’ll need the SX-Virtual Link application open whenever you want to print, however it allows you to set up a printer and turn it into a wireless printer. So the downside is actually not that bad.
My successful experience was with the following hardware and software:
- D-Link DIR-655 Wireless N Gigabit Router
- Epson Stylus Photo R200 Printer
- Mac OS X 10.8.3