Setup 4 laptops to access 4 wireless printers

November 23, 2010 at 03:33:53
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, A friend has asked me to setup his 4 laptops with his 4 wireless printers in his house (its a big house). He wants to be able to print to any printer from all the laptops.

Is it as simple as setup each printer on each laptop and get him to connect adhoc to which ever printer he wants to use? Or do I need a wireless print server?


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#1
November 23, 2010 at 05:50:51
The simplest solution would be to connect each printer to each laptop and set them up as a shared printer. The only problem with this solution is that the computer with printer connected has to be turned on.

You could go down the print server route but each computer would require its own print server and that could prove expensive.

Stuart


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#2
November 23, 2010 at 06:07:17
Thanks Stuart. Looking into it more. Would it be possible to connect each printer and laptop into a wireless access point. Would that then allow each laptop to access each printer without having to setup a adhoc connection each time?

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#3
November 23, 2010 at 07:28:08
That might work with a wireless router but it could get quite complicated. You would need to configure all four printers on all four computers.

Stuart


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