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Will this printer work with an Airport Extreme Base Station or an Airport Express?


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This document was last updated on the 21 January, 2015

The iFelix unofficial 802.11n Airport Extreme Printer Compatibility List

Airport Base Station
802.11n Airport Extreme Base Station

Airport is the name for Apple's wireless hardware. Airport is 802.11b which was replaced by Airport Extreme which is 802.11g. Apple have just released a new 802.11n Airport Extreme Base Station

This list refers to the new base station, if you are looking for printers which are compatible with the old base station please check this page.

This is an unofficial list of USB printers which are are compatible with the new 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station.

Printers in dark red are in fact the only printers I have personally tested.

Please also note that due to changes in firmware and software upgrades some printers which are in this list may no longer in fact be compatible.

Before connecting your USB printer to the AirPort Extreme Base Station, first connect the printer to a Macintosh computer and print a test page. Once your printer is connected to the base station, check to see that the printer is listed in the printer list in the Print Center (Applications/Utilities/Print Center).

Printing through the AirPort Extreme Base Station requires Mac OS X v10.2.7

If you have problems printing at the highest quality setting, try printing at a lower setting.

Error and status messages may not be available. For example, you may not see messages such as “Out of Paper” or “Printer Busy” when the printer is connected to the AirPort Extreme Base Station. To use printer utilities, often you must connect the printer directly to the Macintosh computer.


Brother HL-2030
Brother HL-2070N
Brother MFC-440CN Multi Function Colour Inkjet
Brother MFC-9420CN Multi Function Colour Laser


Canon i865
Canon iP4200
Canon iP6000
Canon iP6000D
Canon iP6600D
Canon iP90
Canon PIXMA MP600


Epson 870
Epson Stylus Photo 960


HP LaserJet 1000 (problems reported when printing from Windows XP)
HP LaserJet 1022
HP Color LaserJet 2500 (requires a USB 1 Hub in between in order to work)
HP Deskjet 3940 (use this process with 3840 driver)
HP Deskjet 8100
HP OfficeJet 4255 (using the HPIJS drivers)
HP Photosmart C3180 (using drivers from HP website not the supplied ones)


Xerox Phaser 6110 (B)

Airport Extreme Wireless Printer Compatibility List

This is an unofficial list of wireless printers which are are compatible with the AirPort Extreme wireless network. In theory any printer which conforms to 802.11g or 802.11b will work with an Airport network. Some printers have issues with b/g mode.


HP DeskJet 6840
HP PSC 2510
HP PSC 2710



Airport Extreme Printer Incompatibility List

These printers are deemed to not work out of the box (or if at all) with an Airport Extreme in the same way as the printers listed above. Where the printer is linked then there is page with further information which may be of use.


LabelWriter 400 Turbo, Twin Turbo and Duo


Epson Stylus CX7800


Lexmark X1270
Lexmark Z1300


HP PSC 1315
HP PSC 2000

If your printer is not listed in either list then it has not been tested by anyone to see if it will work or will not work, this does not mean it isn't compatible just means we don't know.