wireless connection to HP printer via verizon aircard on laptop

By mpbennett ·
Is there a equipment available that will allow me to have a wireless connection to my hp printer from my hp laptop using an aircard for my wireless connection to internet?

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by EnserNG In reply to wireless connection to HP ...

The main thing to remember here is that Aircards are not normal wireless cards, they communicate over different frequencies than the prevalent 802.11 wireless. That means that even if you purchased a wifi print server to connect to your pinter, that you would *not* be able to connect using the aircard itself.

Some enterprising company may eventually produce a print server/network hub that utilizes cellular frequencies and protocols, but do not know of any currently. Honestly do not think that will be anytime soon though.

There are other ways to print though, alot depends on the model of printer and laptop.

For the printer, if you can normally connect using wifi, purchase a simple wifi USB dongle for your laptop and set IP addresses such as for the laptop and for the printer, assuming you have a wirless hub already.

If your printer normally connects via RJ-45, network wires, a printer cable, or a USB cable, in addition to the USB dongle for your laptop, you will also need a wireless print server and, likely a wireless hub. There are many manufacturers that produce hybrid print server and wireless hub devices as well.

Note that some printers have bluetooth printing capability built in, so that is an option as well. If your printer has that, then simply purchase a bluetooth USB dongle for your laptop. Plug that in, search for, and select the printer and start mowing down trees! =)

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Hope this helps, and best of luck,

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