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NumberTWO

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hi all,
I am currently using a wireless router connecting to a wireless broadband, with a pc card slotted into my laptop. I'm running fine with this.

However, I've recently purchase a HP printer that comes with a USB port? So, i am thinking to 'wireless enable ' this printer. Is this possible by just buying an USB wireless adapter and slot it into the printer's USB port?

Please guide.
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I don't think so, what you would want to do, is get a wireless print server that connects to the printer via usb.

http://www.geeks.com...ng&cm_ite=total is an example of a device like what you want to buy. This is just intended for example and is not a recommendation of brand or place to buy from.

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OK..What about bluetooth? Can a bluetooth USB plug into the printer USB port and talk to my bluetooth'enabled laptop?

Pls adv.
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All you would need is something like:

D-Link Personal Air Print server

Should work fine.

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i dont think you will be able to use a USB adaptor on the printer, because the computer/device needs drivers and utilities to use the adaptor correctly.
As greazy said, just get a wireless print server, and it should work fine
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Thanks Greazy, i think this d-link thing might just be what I wanted.. Wonder if Netgear has got a similar product ? as I'm using netgear wireless AP at home..
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If Netgear is your preferred brand, then I'm sure you should be able to find a similar product by them.

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