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Windows 7: Installing printer via Ethernet Cable

06 Feb 2010   #1
NinaJay

Windows 7 x 32 bit
 
 
Installing printer via Ethernet Cable

Silly question maybe but is there anyway to use an ethernet cable to directly connect my printer to my computer or is there no such thing?

I have an older printer which has no USB connection. My new computer also does not have the old style printer port which is required for this printer.

My printer does however have an ethernet port and I was wondering if there is anyway to connect directly to my computer using an ethernet cable.

I realise I can connect my printer to my router but this sits on the otherside of my house and it is not practical for me to have my printer so far from my computer.

Am I making sense?

Thanks in advance


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06 Feb 2010   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Is you pc connected to the network via ethernet presently ?
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06 Feb 2010   #3
NinaJay

Windows 7 x 32 bit
 
 

It is connected wirelessly to my modem/router.
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06 Feb 2010   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

What is the Brand & Model # of the printer ?
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06 Feb 2010   #5
NinaJay

Windows 7 x 32 bit
 
 

HP LaserJet 4200n


Edit: I currently have a new canon connected but I managed to get this monster of a HP from work for nothing and it is so economical. The toner just keeps going and going (ie. work used it daily for 5 years and only replaced the toner ONCE). My canon is so thirsty that I spend more on ink than I did on the original printer!
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06 Feb 2010   #6
zap

Windows 7
 
 

To put the printer near the computer, you can probably purchase a wireless print server. I doubt that this would give you the best bang for the buck.
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06 Feb 2010   #7
NinaJay

Windows 7 x 32 bit
 
 

Hmmm, I suspected it couldn't be done. Will just have to bite the bullet and put my printer near my router which is more a pain because of the lack of room near my router (ie, it's beside the pantry/kitchen/dining table). I only have one phone connection into my house, hence the limited options

Boo
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06 Feb 2010   #8
iseeuu

 
 

Have you considered a USB to Printer cable adapter?

USB Printer Cable (USB to Parallel Printer Adapter Cable)

Cheers!
Robert
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06 Feb 2010   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

My accountant just gave me a HP Laserj 3200 all in one, it has USB, & like a mini printer port, but NO ethernet port ?
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06 Feb 2010   #10
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Have you considered a USB to Printer cable adapter?

USB Printer Cable (USB to Parallel Printer Adapter Cable)

Cheers!
Robert
I forgot about one of those
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