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Wireless Printing Question


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sbrnsouth

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Hi,

I am about to be using 2 wireless notebooks in my home, and I'm not quite sure how I'll be able to use my printer once I no longer have the desktop it is connected to.

I will have a Linksys wireless-b broadband router (4 ports) connected to my dsl modem, and then the 2 new laptops. I have a Lexmark X73 printer which is currently connected to the desktop PC via a usb cable.

My question is this; once I get rid of the desktop, how will I be able to "connect" the printer so that both laptops will be able to utilize it through the wirleless network? I know this may sound elementary to many here, but I have no clue, and would like to have an idea of what I'll need to do/have before the laptops arrive in a week or so.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. If this is in the wrong forum, please let me know where I should post it, and I'll move it.
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dan3411

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i don't think you can unless your printer has wireless compatability. the only way i think you can still use it is if you buy a wireless print server. maybe have a look at this http://www.expansys....artner=register.

hope it helps
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Neil Jones

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It'll work out far less complicated if you leave the printer plugged into a system and share the printer that way.

£80 is overkill though IMO for a wireless server, might work out cheaper just to fire up the desktop when you need to print and shut it down afterwards in electricity costs alone.
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