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    how do you make a non wireless printer wireless?

    This is a discussion on how do you make a non wireless printer wireless? within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; hi i have a cannon mp800 which is not wireless and connected to one computer by the usual usb. however ...

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      how do you make a non wireless printer wireless?

      hi

      i have a cannon mp800 which is not wireless and connected to one computer by the usual usb. however i have just bought another computer and would like to make this printer wireless without keeping the one computer which it is connected to constantly on i.e. i would like to use the printer independent of any computer can this be done? i have the original sky netgear dg834gt router.

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      Re: how do you make a non wireless printer wireless?

      you need a wireless print server. Netgear do one, you should be able to pcik it up cheap off ebay WGPS606

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      Re: how do you make a non wireless printer wireless?

      would that mean i would have to change my existing router? can i not just buy an add on like you can to computers to make them wireless?

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      Re: how do you make a non wireless printer wireless?

      it works WITH your router. YOu can either plug it into an ethernet port on the back of your normal router or you can connect it wireless to your normal router.

      I used to have one (well still do) and it was a great device.

      The normal wireless dongles for PCs use the IP software in XP to run. With a printer, the IP softwrae doesn't exist, so you need a slightlyu bigger bit of kit that includes the IP software as well as the wireless capability.

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      Re: how do you make a non wireless printer wireless?

      looking at it i could just replace the current router with it, would appear easier i think, but i suppose i would lose the advantage of improved wireless reception within the house

      when you use it is it just as quick as connecting to usb?

      and also on the computer it is connected to and the new computer do i need to (re)install the driver?

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      sorry just realised i would need the original router sorry

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      Re: how do you make a non wireless printer wireless?

      No you cant. It is a router with print server and not a modem/router with print server.

      You need to keep your current router as that contains the modem.

      Yes you would need to install the printer drivers on each PC. You don;t need to install the netgear software if you know how to configure IP addresses printers.... i would advise using the netgear software tho.

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      Re: how do you make a non wireless printer wireless?

      would this work with my router Belkin Wireless-G All in One Print Server F1UP0002? and would it be just as good?
      (Belkin Wireless-G All in One Print Server F1UP0002 on eBay, also, Print Servers, Printer Paper Accessories, Computing (end time 29-Nov-08 22:13:27 GMT))

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      Re: how do you make a non wireless printer wireless?

      it would. I have one, but for the life of me i could never set it up (even using the wizard software) and I consider myself quite IT lierate!

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      Re: how do you make a non wireless printer wireless?

      cheers mate now its time to find a cheap one!

     

     

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