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By joan1 ·
I have 2 laptops connected wirelessly to Linksys 4 port WAP/router and DSL. What is best way to have laptops access printer wirelessly? Connect a printer via enet to the linksys(need new printer)? Buy a box to connect my current parallel printer to router(if so what conenction does this)? Buy a USB printer and connector to enet or wirelessly to Linksys(what do I need for connection?) Many thanks

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by Kinetechs In reply to network printer

Hi,
On the basis oc cost, I'd recomend your second option...buying a box (print server) to convert your ethernet communication into parallel. Here is a link for some inexpensive print servers (http://www.hawkingtech.com/prodList.php?FamID=42). Take a look to see what would work best for you. Some of them support multiple printers (COOL!) while other are for singel devices. You can take a look at pricing on www.pricewatch.com. A direct link to print servers on Price Watch is http://www.pricewatch.com/1/100/497-1.htm.

Hope this works.

Cheers!
~Sean

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by Greybeard770 In reply to network printer

Consider the NetGear PS111W http://www.netgear.com/products/details/PS111W.asp

I also find copper to be a nice alternative.

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by DEREKHYPS In reply to network printer

I use an old pc and connect the printer to the pc and connect the pc to the router. than I turn on file and print sharing.

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by joan1 In reply to network printer

Thanks everyone. I appreciate your help. I don't think I want to go the attach the printer to an old pc route due to the little space I have, and I want to be able to move my laptops around from place to place. A network printer sounds like a good answer, but is much more expensive so if I want to change printers then each time I do I buy a new network card, So I am really looking for a 'box' to attach to my router via ethernet then to my printer via USB or parallel. (then I have to figure out how to direct my printing to it.) Thanks for the pointers.

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by wlbowers In reply to network printer

Linksys has a wireless printserver WPS11.

Sounds like your ticket.

Good Luck Lee

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