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BriEOD
09-04-2007, 06:27 PM
I have 2 laptop computers and a an all-in-one printer. The laptops and printer are in different locations in my home. I would like to set up a wireless print capability. No, I do not have a dedicated machine hooked up to the printer. Any ideas, suggestions.

TIA

JKTX21
09-04-2007, 06:31 PM
Oh it can be done! I have a Brother MFC 4400, combination fax / copier / flatbed scanner / printer. I can't remember how I set it up, but it's hard wired to the wireless modem.

Sodar
09-04-2007, 06:42 PM
All ya need is one of these!! Can have wireless printing in about 20 seconds.

http://www.entremaqueros.net/bitacoras/roshardware/wp-content/img/airportexpress.jpg

east tx skier
09-04-2007, 07:20 PM
Wireless router and a network capable printer is the ticket. We've got a Dell 1600n that does this nicely.

BriEOD
09-04-2007, 07:44 PM
I have a wireless router, but does not have a USB output. My all-in-one printer does not have anything but a USB input. Therefore, I need some type of wireless print server peripheral. I have done some reading but was hoping some 'comp-u-nurd,' like Beau, would come along on here and suggest something.

bcampbe7
09-04-2007, 08:14 PM
I have a wireless router, but does not have a USB output. My all-in-one printer does not have anything but a USB input. Therefore, I need some type of wireless print server peripheral. I have done some reading but was hoping some 'comp-u-nurd,' like Beau, would come along on here and suggest something.


Sorry, can't be done. YOU LOSE!

bcampbe7
09-04-2007, 08:15 PM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=371

andrewtimko
09-04-2007, 08:15 PM
You do indeed need a print server. Linksys makes an inexpensive model that should be compatible with your home network. ~ $90.

http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=716414

andrewtimko
09-04-2007, 08:18 PM
Or if you need it to be a little more reliable, go with the HP Jet Direct model. HP makes very solid print servers.

http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=705576

milkmania
09-04-2007, 10:40 PM
You do indeed need a print server. Linksys makes an inexpensive model that should be compatible with your home network. ~ $90.

http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=716414

before I spent $90.00....
I'd add the printer to one of the laptops (local printer), enable file & printer sharing, add the shared printer and send jobs from the laptop that's not local:twocents:

JimN
09-04-2007, 11:15 PM
That D-Link DPR-1260 is less than the cost from my distributor, by a lot. 4 USB 2.0 ports, too.

Doug G
09-05-2007, 12:06 AM
3 choices:

1. Upgrade the printer to one with wireless capabilities
2. Share the printer off of one of the laptops
3. Wireless print server.

Assuming you are happy with the printer and don't want to upgrade it go with the wireless print server for the flexibility and not needing to hook to a laptop. If cost is an issue then attach it to one of the laptops and share the printer to the other.

BriEOD
09-12-2007, 11:37 AM
Bought the DPR-1260. I got a good price, however what pain in the neck to set up. I am running Vista on both my notebooks and the install is based on XP. 2.5hours of troubleshooting and 3 phone calls to DLink and it works.

JimN
09-12-2007, 11:51 AM
Let me guess- the people at DLink aren't from here, right? I spent too much time on the horn for some LinkSys router issues and got to talk to a nice Indian woman named Debbie and before her was a guy named Steve, who sounded suspiciously like Apu, on The Simpsons. He apparently doesn't like to wait for people to finish asking questions before answering.

BriEOD
09-12-2007, 12:04 PM
Same story here. I got passed to 3 people before someone could help me resolve my issue.

Ric
09-12-2007, 12:22 PM
I had the same flavor of tech help with linksys when I did a wireless router