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Windows 7: Print over wifi using laptop

08 Jul 2012   #11
marniel647

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
That Printer Model does not support any form of direct network connectivity to the router; you'll either have to directly connect the printer on to your Laptop via USB and install the correct drivers on your Laptop or do what you did earlier on with the Desktop + Printer combination on your network.

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thanks for the reply..?
even i buy a usb to ethernet adapter this will not work..?


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08 Jul 2012   #12
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

No it will not, the printer's firmware will not recognise the protocols of that adapter (unlike your PC) and will fail to work.

There is no way around that physical limitation.
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08 Jul 2012   #13
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Agree with solarmystic. You have to overcome that limitation with a more expensive device that handles that translation, simple adapters won't cut it. You would have to purchase a more expensive USB/ethernet print server:

Newegg.com - Print Servers, Network Print Server, Wireless Print Server

Print Servers, Ethernet Print Server, USB 2.0 Print Servers, Internet Print Server at TigerDirect.com

Cheapest one I found (but don't know how well it works):

http://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-Server-...N%3DB000FW60FW

You'll have to do some research to ensure compatability. And I think you'll still need the printer driver installed on the laptop. But you won't have to have your desktop powered to print (long as you're willing to part with some cash)!
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09 Jul 2012   #14
marniel647

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

ok thanks so buying a usb/ethernet print server will work.? thanks
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09 Jul 2012   #15
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marniel647 View Post
ok thanks so buying a usb/ethernet print server will work.? thanks
It should, as that's what they're designed to do. But make sure you read a bunch of reviews to see how well they do the job before settling on one.
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