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Windows 7: Help! - AD HOC (peer-to-peer) connections between PCs and printer


15 Nov 2012   #1

Windows Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 
Help! - AD HOC (peer-to-peer) connections between PCs and printer

Hi all,

can anyone advise please. I need to set up a permanent ad hoc network for a friend with a very minimal environment of:

2 x wireless laptops
1 x wireless Epson printer (sx235w I think)
No router
No internet

I believe that wireless printers only support a single ad hoc connection. Short of buying a cheap wireless router just for printing, whats the best approach to allow both laptops to print?.

Options I've come up with which may or may not be possible are:

a) permanent ad hoc connection for laptop1, with laptop2 somehow printing via laptop1
b) set up laptop1 as a wireless router to manage wireless connections (overkill maybe?)
c) 3rd party software solution

Any suggestions welcome.

Neil.

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