Do you have an old laser printer or scanner that still works great but isn’t wifi compatible? Or maybe you want to connect an external hard drive as a backup device on your network and you’ve run out of ethernet ports on your home router. This instructable will help you create a bridge from the wifi connection to the ethernet port on a Raspberry Pi.
I needed a way to connect an older Xerox copier/printer that has a built in network adapter and network software but wasn’t wifi compatible. This printer was in an older building and the printer was in a location that wasn’t close to an ethernet punch down and couldn’t be moved. With a few parts that I already had around my house I was able to put together a solution that solved my needs.
This easy DIY solution will give you the capability of adding a wifi connection to your older devices without breaking the bank by purchasing wireless print adapter.
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