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Printing from my laptop via wireless ?

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Initial post: Apr 21, 2009 1:24:23 AM PDT
Hi I have a wireless network and that all works quite well.However, I may at some point wish to print something from my laptop.
How do I go about setting things up so that my printer which is currently hooked up to my desktop,can also be used to print stuff from my laptop?

Posted on Apr 21, 2009 9:18:08 PM PDT
Carlos says:
you will need to either buy a print server, have an always on computer with printer attached, or the best option which is to buy a wireless printer. A print server will *not* support every type of printer because some printers send commands about ink status etc that a print server will not understand. A wireless printer however is better, no wires to hookup other than the power cord (there are some printers with a ethernet port on the back which you can attach to router). An always on computer may not be feasible to you, i dont like keeping computers/laptops on forever or attached to a printer forever.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009 10:26:08 AM PDT
If you have a desktop and a laptop like i do. I install the printer on the desktop(xp) and then share it so i can just use it from my laptop(xp). This works well for me because i use MagicJack, so i always have my desktop on and no problems. The problems with the print server(dlink) is they are kind of picky as to who can see them. Like the laptop and desktop has to be in the same network.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2009 9:55:20 PM PDT
The ideal solution is to have a wireless printer which is what I have now. Before I got it I would temporarily disconnect the printer cable from my pc and connect it to my laptop. Inconvenient, but it worked.

Posted on Aug 4, 2009 10:37:10 PM PDT
AlaskaGeek says:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Color Inkjet Wireless All-in-One Printer

Posted on Aug 30, 2009 8:40:17 AM PDT
I only have a laptop will a wireless work for me
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