Can we connect all peripheral devices of computer to one router and use them wireless?

I am planning to use my Network Printers  wireless. Is it possible if I can just connect to a router and use my PC to connect to the printer via router?

What are the bottlenecks I have to overcome?

Is there a breach of basic connection protocol?

Does Network printer driver software work on router?

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Yes, it is possible to connect your peripheral devices, like network printers, to a router and use them wirelessly. When connected to the router, these devices can be accessed by any computer also connected to that network.

Let’s discuss some potential issues and questions you’ve brought up:


  1. Network Congestion: If multiple devices are connected and communicating through the router simultaneously, it could result in slower response times due to network congestion.
  2. Distance and Interference: The further your PC is from the router, the weaker the wireless signal. Physical obstructions or interference from other devices can also impact signal quality.

Connection Protocol:

  1. As long as your peripheral device (like a network printer) and your computer are both connected to the same network and properly configured, there should be no breach of basic connection protocol.

Printer Driver Software:

  1. Printer drivers do not typically run on routers. The drivers need to be installed on the computers that will be using the printer. Once the drivers are installed, the computer can communicate with the printer through the network.

For your setup, make sure your printer is a network-capable printer (it should have a built-in Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection option). Connect it to the router using an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi. You’ll need to configure your printer with the network settings, which will likely involve entering the network name (SSID) and password. Once connected, you should be able to add the network printer to your PC by going into your PC’s printer settings, choosing to add a printer, and selecting the network printer from the list of available devices.

Remember to secure your network with strong encryption (like WPA2 or WPA3) to prevent unauthorized access to your peripherals and data.

It is always recommended to refer to the specific manuals or user guides provided by your router and printer manufacturers, as the exact steps can vary between different models and brands.

Answered on August 4, 2023.
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