Remote printing from laptop

January 4, 2011 at 13:56:29
Specs: Windows 7
I have three different locations with three different printers and take my laptop to each location periodically. I would like to be able to print remotely from my laptop at each location. What should buy and/or do in order to accomplish this?

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#1
January 4, 2011 at 16:04:24
You can only print to some printer that has either network or direct access. It may be that some service would allow you to remotely print to a web printer too.

We'd need to know how the printers are attached and to what and how you want to print across what to where.

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#2
January 4, 2011 at 20:36:05
If I buy a print server could I take it with me and set it up in each place? I have downloaded printer share but have no idea how to get my printers set up to print from
my webl printer. Two of the printers are fairly new HP 4300 and HP 4200, but the one
at home is HP 7200 and much older. I may need to update that one in order to be
compatible with a print server.

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January 5, 2011 at 00:24:58

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#4
January 5, 2011 at 15:06:58
You'd have to tell us more about this topology.

A print server usually is in a location that can be accessed by a lan or sometimes a way. It also has to have connection to printers that are either network aware or the HP products that are like jetdirect that can modify your printer to be network aware.

There are some usb to network devices that are for printers too. Might still find older parallel to network adapters also or servers.

Many people in corporate settings are able to share the printer that is directly attached to their computer.

At some point the printer has to attach to something that you can connect to. A print server, adapter or lan/wan or server computer.

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#5
January 5, 2011 at 20:32:55
If you have access to the networks that these printers are on via either wired or wireless router and the printers are plugged into computers on these networks, you may not need any additional hardware. If the owners or administrators are willing to turn on file and print sharing and designate the printer as a share resource, you will only need to download the drivers, connect to the network and select add printer>network printer and search for the printer and select, install. Repeat for each network. You will have to redesignate a different default printer when you connect to a different network to make multiple printing easier though.

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