I just successfully configured my Raspberry Pi
to be a WiFi printserver
in my network. Details below.
Next step: configure the scanner with a software which allows me to scan directly to a network folder on the touch of a button.
Bonus: I can also print from my android phone now \o/ The WiFi dongle I used is a bit moody though - I guess I will replace it with ethernet connection again, once I have a permanent place for all of it.
* powered USB Hub (also power source for the Pi)
* Canon Printer/Scanner combo
* Cheap WiFi dongle (Ralink RT5370)
* LAN cable, Keyboard, HDMI cable and second monitor (all of which are used only during setup)
Steps I took:
* Installed fresh Raspian, changed username and pwd, set root pwd
* configured a static IP, activated SSH
* installed CUPS (found help here: http://www.gaducated.com/raspberry-pi-print-and-scan-server-part-2-print-and-airprint-configuration/
* Configured Cups via webaccess
* installed WiFi Dongle like described here: ( https://www.modmypi.com/blog/how-to-set-up-the-ralink-rt5370-wifi-dongle-on-raspian
) I still struggled a bit with this one.
* Repeated the static IP configuration for Wireless. Once it worked, detached network cable -> still ok, which is good :)
Total time invested so far: roughly 3 hours. Most of the time spent with struggling installing the WiFi dongle.