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Topic # 15330 16-Aug-2007 15:34
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I have both my Laptop and HTPC on a wireless network, with the WiFi Router and Modem in the study. I would like to hook up a printer to the network, but am not entirely sure how. Can I use one of the ethernet ports on the router and hook up to the printer, and if i do so will my laptop and HTPC be able to communicate with it? I assume most printers these days use USB or ethernet connections? ( after a colour inkjet style to mainly do photos and the occasional text doc)
Sorry for what is probably a slly q, but last time I had to set up a printer it had to run thru a SCSI port, and I haven't seen one of those in years.




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  Reply # 84565 30-Aug-2007 23:12
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if the printer has a network print server inbuilt you can just plug into lan, e.g a ethernet port in printer, if not it will probably be usb. in which case you will need a usb print server or share the printer via a computer which you will need to keep on. I have mine plugged into a computer down in the office which I will just wake over lan if i want it on.

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