Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah
there are a few advantages to wireless printing apart from the obvious of mobility and laptops being able to move around the house, there is the noise factor, some printers can be noisy so the printer can be put somewhere it wont disturb everyone.
I didn't think of the noise factor, thanks for that.
But, for a printer to be used totally wireless, that would mean the Desktops without wireless would need to be "upgraded" to wireless, right?
And can't a wired printer be moved somewhere "remote" with a longer LAN cable from the Router to the Printer?
That way wired Desktops, and Wireless devices (Laptop) could all use the printer?
Quote: Originally Posted by braddersz
I have clients who use wireless printers. That connect to the local network. they work fine.
But your best bet is to cable the printer into the router, Give it a static IP address. Install it that way, through the network.
I didn't think about assigning a static IP.
Thanks for that tip!
Thinking more about this, another question.
Can a printer be set up to use multiple connectivity options at the same time (always)?
Can a printer be set up for Wired Network, Wireless, and local USB connectivity?
That would offer the most flexibility, and allow any device, anytime, anywhere...?