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Wireless Printer

Discussion in 'Wireless' started by Buck, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. Buck

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    Is it possible to plug a printer into a wireless router? So I can print from a wireless laptop??
     
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  2. Sparky
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    How are you plugging the printer into the router? RJ45? :blink

    It is possible to get a wireless jetdirect box if needed....
     
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  3. hbroomhall

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    Yes - if that router has a printer server.

    Harry.
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    You can even get inkjet printers with wireless card in them (like the HP Deskjet 5850). These printers can work in infrastructure mode (eg with a print server) or ad hoc mode (eg peer to peer).

    -Ken
     
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    Being pedantic, if it is *wireless*, you can't physically plug 'anything' into it :twisted:

    Okay, humour aside, if it also has a built in switch with RJ45 ports then it is possible if the printer has a NIC (network interface card). Otherwise as has been said, the router needs to also be a print server, like a jet direct box which is an HP version of one.
     
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  6. Crito

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    You could also use a wired-to-wireless bridge like the Linksys WET54G.
     
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  7. Buck

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    Sorry folks for not giving enough info first time around.

    He's just got a Linksys WRT5AG router. I thought there might have been some sort of adapter that he could plug in one of the ports.

    Oh well never mind.
    cheers
     
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  8. Spilly

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    Wireless Print servers work fine, they are bit expensive though!
     
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  9. steele32

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    Hi i came across this one making your printers and scanners wireless

    to all your pcs and laptop its on ebay id odd-balls-2007

    hope this helps
     
  10. Mr.Cheeks

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    does it really help or is this spam?
     

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