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Wireless Printing

Friday, July 28th, 2006 by | Filed Under: Printing Help

Is there such a thing as wireless printing?

Hmm, that’s a very good question. In this day and age, why wouldn’t there be a wireless printer, right? I mean, there are wireless keyboards and wireless mice, not to mention wireless Internet in itself, so the only logical thing is to have a wireless printer as well.

Well, if you’ve been wondering about this for some time, you’re in luck, because there is such a thing and it’s a pretty cool gadget if you think about it. Some of the newer printers out on the market today are coming packaged with wireless capabilities. This access comes through a wireless printer adapter. As long as you have a wireless network with your computer, you can use this adapter to have wireless printing too.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to go out and buy a new printer just to have wireless printing. Almost any printer can be made wireless with the right equipment, so don’t worry about spending money on a whole new printer. Just check out the information below and you’ll be on your way to everything wireless!

There are a couple other things you have to be sure to have for this to work. The printer you’re going to be using needs to be a USB printer. This simply means that it has to have a USB connection with it somehow. Once you have that, you can choose an adapter. There are several different kinds available today, depending on the needed wireless range and the number of computers you’re networking to the one printer. The most common technology being used with wireless printers is Bluetooth as well.

Obviously, there are some great advantages to having a wireless printer. The main thing I know I would be happy about is not having to deal with tangled cords anymore. With wireless, you’ll be cord free and you won’t have to worry about the printer cords getting tied up with the computer cords, etc. What a mess! Also, having a wireless printer adds flexibility to a wireless network. In a normal network, the host computer would have to be turned on for the printer to work. But, with wireless printing, this isn’t the case. You don’t have that type of restriction with a wireless network printer.

Also, as I said earlier, newer printers are now featuring wireless capabilities, so some will already have a wireless Ethernet adapter included when you purchase it. Make sure you know if your printer has one of those or not before you go out and buy another adapter.

So, if you’re looking into buying a new printer soon, you may want to think about getting one with wireless connections. Or if you want to turn the printer you already have into wireless, you can do that too. Wouldn’t it be cool to be completely wireless?!

~ Erin

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