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How to share a printer on a wireless network

While you can connect a printer to your client's wireless network using a wireless print server, learn why you should first make sure all your other connectivity options have been exhausted.

My client purchased a number of printers that don't require a computer to operate. Would it be possible to connect them to the company's wireless network? If so, how would I do that?

I'm assuming here that you mean printers that have memory card slots of one form or another. I've not seen a printer that doesn't have a parallel, Ethernet, or USB port. Assuming it has one of these, you can find a wireless print server that will connect to one of these ports. You'll need to install drivers and related software on client PCs, but printing will work just as if a wired connection were in place.

I usually don't recommend wireless printing since a printer doesn't move. But if you simply can't run wire to it, then wireless will work just fine here.

This was last published in September 2007

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