Wireless adapter for wired printer

May 18, 2011 at 10:46:55
Specs: Windows XP, 1.0Gb
I have a small wired network with two computers and two printers which I want to convert to a wireless network. I wouldn't have a problem with the computers but with the printers. Is there a device that I can use so the printers can work in a wireless network? Thank you.

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May 18, 2011 at 10:57:17
Yes, you can get things called 'wireless print servers' - a lot of companies make them & if you do a Google search you'll find the choice you have. To be honest when I've tried them in the past the only ones I've had total success with are print servers that plug into your router, rather than ones that are totally independant, so they are wireless in that you can print from any PC/laptop on the network but the printer(s) themselves are physically connected to the router (being LAN you can use longer cables than USB if necessary).

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May 18, 2011 at 11:35:13
Perhaps none of my business but I will ask anyway. If you already have a wired network up and running why in the world would you want to change that to wireless? Wired are faster and more dependable. If you need to expand or add a wireless computer to the network that can be done without throwing away the entire network.

If the above is the case, then look into one of the wireless access points linked below.


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May 18, 2011 at 12:01:05
Thank you; I'll research print servers.

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May 18, 2011 at 12:02:51

I need a wireless network as I was given an iPad2 as a gift; I'll look into wireless access point.

Thank you.
Brian W

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