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Will this printer work?

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


For support on troubleshooting check this Apple Printer troubleshooting for AirPort Extreme and AirPort Express page

Windows Airport Printing

Printing to a printer on an Airport Extreme Base Station or Airport Express from an XP PC

Windows Airport Printing using Bonjour

Printing from a Windows XP PC to a printer attached to an Airport Extreme Base Station or Airport Express using Bonjour

Windows 2000 Airport Printing

Printing to a printer on an Airport Extreme Base Station from Windows 2000 PC

Problems with finding Windows Printer Driver

Problems with finding Printer Driver on Windows XP when using printer connected to Airport Extreme or Express

The iFelix unofficial Airport Extreme and Airport Express Printer Compatibility List

Airport 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 printer list refers to the older original Airport Extreme Base Station and the Airport Express.

If you are looking for printers which are compatible with the new base station please check this page.

This is an unofficial list of USB printers which are are compatible with the AirPort Extreme Base Station and Airport Express. Printers in bold have been added to the original list that Apple provided.

Printers in dark red are in fact the only printers I have personally tested. Please add compatible printers to the comments list.

Please also note that due to changes in the firmware of both the Airport Extreme base station and the introduction of the Airport Express 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 or Airport Express, 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 (802.11g) Base Station or Airport Express 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 or Airport Express.

To use printer utilities, often you must connect the printer directly to the Macintosh computer.


Canon BJC-85
Canon BJC-2100
Canon BJ S6300
Canon BJC-8200
Canon BJ M70
Canon i70
Canon i80
Canon i250
Canon i320

Canon i350

Canon i450
Canon i455
(some problems reported)
Canon i550

Canon i560

Canon i850
Canon i860
Canon i865

Canon i950
Canon i960
Canon i9100
(with AEBS firmware 5.3)

Canon i9900 (some problems reported)
Canon MP780
(now reported as working)
Canon MP800
Canon MP830 (printing only)
Canon S300

Canon S450
Canon S520
Canon S600
Canon S630
Canon S750
Canon S800
Canon S820
Canon S830D
Canon S900
Canon S9000
Canon Pixma iP1500
Canon Pixma iP1600
Canon Pixma iP3000
Canon Pixma iP4000
Canon Pixma iP5000
Canon Pixma iP5300
Canon Pixma iP6000
Canon Pixma iP6600D
(some problems reported)
Canon Pixma iP8500
Canon Pixma MP110
(printing only)
Canon Pixma MP500
(printing only)
Canon Pixma MP530 (printing only)
Canon Pixma MP600 (printing only)
Canon Pixma MP750 (printing only)
Canon Pixma MP830 (printing only)


HP LaserJet 4L
HP LaserJet 5M

HP LaserJet 6P
HP Laserjet 6MP (through USB adaptor cable)
HP LaserJet 1012

HP LaserJet 1022 (problems reported)
HP LaserJet 1200
HP LaserJet 1300
HP LaserJet 1320
HP LaserJet 2100
HP LaserJet 2200
HP LaserJet 2300
HP Color LaserJet 1500L
HP Color LaserJet 2300
HP Color LaserJet 2500
HP Color LaserJet 2500L
HP Color LaserJet 2550
HP Color LaserJet 3700

HP DeskJet 450
HP DeskJet 450cbi
HP DeskJet 812c
HP DeskJet 840c
HP DeskJet 842c

HP DeskJet 845 (works with GIMP)
HP DeskJet 895cxi
(OS X only)
HP DeskJet 920c
HP DeskJet 930c
HP DeskJet 935c
HP DeskJet 940c
HP DeskJet 952C
HP DeskJet 960c
HP DeskJet 970cse
HP DeskJet 970cxi
HP DeskJet 990c
HP DeskJet 990cxi
HP DeskJet 995c
HP DeskJet 1220c

HP DeskJet 5150 (problems reported)
HP DeskJet 5552
HP DeskJet 3820
HP DeskJet 5550
HP DeskJet 5650 (problems reported)
HP DeskJet 5740
HP DeskJet 5940

HP DeskJet 6122
HP DeskJet 6127
HP DeskJet 9650
HP DeskJet 9800

HP PSC 720
(printing only)
HP PSC 750xi
(printing only)
HP PSC 1110 (printing only)
HP PSC 1210 (printing only)
HP PSC 1300
(printing only)
HP PSC 1350
problems reported (printing only)
HP PSC 1350xi
(printing only)
HP PSC 1402
(printing only)
HP PSC 1510 (printing only)
HP PSC 1610
(printing only)
HP PSC 2110 (printing only)
HP PSC 2170
(printing only) **
HP PSC 2200
(printing only) **
HP PSC 2310 (printing only)
HP PSC 2355
(printing only) **
HP PSC 2410 (printing only) **
HP PSC 2510 (printing only) **
HP PSC 2610 (printing only) **
HP PSC 2610xi (printing only)
HP PSC 2710 (printing only) **
HP PhotoSmart 325 *
HP PhotoSmart 375 *
HP PhotoSmart 7260 *
HP PhotoSmart 7460
HP PhotoSmart 7660
HP PhotoSmart 7760
(use driver 2.7)
HP PhotoSmart 7960
HP PhotoSmart 8150
HP PhotoSmart 8450
HP PhotoSmart 8459
HP PhotoSmart P1000
(with Gimp Print driver)
HP OfficeJet 4110
(printing only)
HP OfficeJet 4215 (printing only, don't use new drivers or look here)
HP OfficeJet 6100 (printing only) **
HP OfficeJet 6110xi (printing only)
HP OfficeJet 6210 (printing only) **
HP OfficeJet 6310i (printing only)
HP OfficeJet 7310
(printing only) **
HP OfficeJet 7410 (printing only) **

* according to HP must use driver version 2.7
** according to HP must use drivers 6.3.4 or 7.0

PostScript printers

Brother HL-1270N
Brother HL-1440 (problems reported)
Brother HL-1470N
GCC Elite 21E
HP LaserJet 6P
HP Laserjet 6MP (through USB adaptor cable)
HP LaserJet 1200
HP LaserJet 2100
HP LaserJet 2200
HP Color LaserJet 2500

HP Color LaserJet 2500L
Kyocera FS-1900
Xerox Phaser 6200DX
Magicolor 2350 DL


Epson D88
Epson Stylus C40UX
Epson Stylus C41UX
Epson Stylus C42UX
Epson Stylus C60
Epson Stylus C62
Epson Stylus C80
Epson Stylus C82
Epson Stylus C84 (driver from Epson website)
Epson Stylus C86

Epson Stylus C88+
Epson Stylus COLOR 660
Epson Stylus COLOR 685

Epson Stylus COLOR 740
Epson Stylus COLOR 740i
Epson Stylus COLOR 760
Epson Stylus COLOR 777
Epson Stylus COLOR 777i
Epson Stylus COLOR 8 (cubed)
Epson Stylus COLOR 880
Epson Stylus COLOR 880i
Epson Stylus COLOR 900
Epson Stylus COLOR 980
Epson Stylus COLOR 980N
Epson Style CX3200 (printing only)
Epson Style CX4600 (printing only)
Epson Style CX5400 (printing only)
Epson Style CX6600 (printing only)
Epson Stylus Photo 750
Epson Stylus Photo 785EPX
Epson Stylus Photo 830u (requires Airport Update EPSON-PrinterUP010as.pkg)
Epson Stylus Photo 870 (some problems reported)
Epson Stylus Photo 875DC
Epson Stylus Photo 810
Epson Stylus Photo 820 (Requires AirPort Extreme Firmware 5.0.4)
Epson Stylus Photo 890
Epson Stylus Photo 895
Epson Stylus Photo 915
(tested with Windows only)
Epson Stylus Photo 935
Epson Stylus Photo 1200

Epson Stylus Photo 1270
Epson Stylus Photo 1280 (Requires v1.3aA driver, included in Mac OS X v10.2)
Epson Stylus Photo 1290
Epson Stylus Photo RX425
Epson Stylus Photo RX600
(printing only)
Epson Stylus Pro 7600
Epson R200 (some problems reported)
Epson R300
(must use latest drivers)
Epson Stylus Photo R800
Epson Stylus Photo R1800
Epson C900 Color Laser


Lexmark E310
Lexmark E322
Lexmark C750
Lexmark C910
Lexmark Optra S 1650
Lexmark T420 (Requires latest printer drivers)
Lexmark T620
Lexmark W812 (Requires latest printer drivers)
Lexmark C720
Lexmark C750
Lexmark C910
Lexmark C912
Lexmark E232
Lexmark E234n
Lexmark E320
Lexmark E321
Lexmark E322
Lexmark E323
Lexmark E342n
Lexmark T420
Lexmark T520
Lexmark T522
Lexmark T620
Lexmark T622
Lexmark T630
Lexmark T632
Lexmark T634
Lexmark W812
Lexmark W820
Lexmark Z615
Lexmark Optra W810
Lexmark Optra Color 45
Lexmark Optra EP
(using USB Parallel Adapter)

Lexmark Website for Airport supported printers


Samsung CLP-300
Samsung ML-1210
(use these OS X 2.5 drivers)
Samsung ML-1430
Samsung ML-1450
(use these OS X 2.5 drivers)
Samsung ML-1510
Samsung ML-1710
(use these OS X 2.5 drivers)
Samsung ML-1740
(use these OS X 2.5 drivers)
Samsung ML-2010
Samsung ML-4600
(use the ML-1650 GDI_PCL driver)

Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta 1350W (Windows only)
Konica Minolta 2300W (v1.3.1111.0 driver)


Brother HL-1270N
Brother HL 1435
Brother HL-1440 (problems reported)
Brother HL 1450

Brother HL-1470N
Brother HL-2030(use this process to print)
Brother HL-2040(use this process to print)
Brother HL-5040(use this process to print)
Brother HL 5140
Brother HL-5150D
Brother HL-5150DLT

Brother MFC-4420C
Brother MFC-4800
(use this process to print)
Brother MFC-8820D

Brother MFC-9420CN Multi Function Colour Laser

Useful Brother information.

Brother Printers and Firmware 5.5 and 6.1

Xerox printers

Xerox 8200 DP (solid ink color laser)
Xerox Phaser 8400B
Xerox Phaser 6100
(use CUPS printer driver)


Kyocera FS-1900
Kyocera (Mita) Ecosys FS 920


DYMO LabelWriter 400 Turbo

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 and Express Printer Incompatibility List

These printers are deemed to not work out of the box (or if at all) with an Airport Extreme or Express 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.


Epson Photo Stylus 830u
Epson Stylus 2200


Canon CP330
Canon C900
Canon iP4200 (works on new n Airport Extreme)
Canon MP730 (some have managed to get this to work)




HP Deskjet 3745 (use this process)
HP Deskjet 3940 (use this process with 3840 driver)
HP LaserJet 5L
HP OfficeJet 5110 (printing only)
HP OfficeJet 7130xi
HP PhotoSmart C3180
HP PhotoSmart 1215 (use this process)
HP PhotoSmart 245
HP PhotoSmart 7760
HP PhotoSmart 3150 (use this process)
HP PSC 750 (printing only)
HP PSC 950

General HP Printer Support

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.

If an HP printer is not on the unofficial compatibility list or with a workaround this generally means that it is not supported for use with the Airport Express/Airport Extreme Base Station with HP's own printer driver and may not work at all. The following solution may work.