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« on: January 04, 2008, 11:14:48 PM »

I think this is pretty easy but want to check and make sure.  I have a router set up that I use to wirelessly connect my laptop to our home network.  I want to buy a wireless printer so I can send print commands/files from my laptop in one room to a printer in another room.  Our current printer does not have wireless capability.  We live far away from any kind of computer/tech store which is why I'm using this forum.  Anyway, when I look for a printer on the web, exactly what kind of card or device or "thing" am I looking for that's an integral part of the wireless printer?  I don't want to order a wireless printer and then find I need to order something else (card, device, or "thing") to make it work.   Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008, 04:48:22 PM »

The biggest problem with having a wireless printer, is that it has to be connected with something, like your laptop or your main desktop. Which makes this a rather haphazard proposition.

What I'd do, in your place, would be to have a good quality wired printer that's connected to either desktop or laptop and then share it on the local network. That way it should be easy to send print commands to it. The best solution would of course be to have a dedicated server that takes care of the printer sharing, so your other computer won't be wasting resources, but unfortunately that may be a bit too expensive, unless you have all the necessary parts in place, to build it.

Let me know what you think

Good luck

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