Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


turb

844 posts

Ultimate Geek


#29977 25-Jan-2009 11:16
Send private message

Heading off today to get a nice VAIO laptop for my wife.

The laptop has bluetooth and WLAN.

We have two printers (connected to a desktop PC): a Canon i560 inkjet and an Epson HL-2040 mono laser. Both printers have USB and "old-fashioned" sockets. Neither is network-capable.

Our router (see below) has WLAN, but I've only ever used it for our old laptop (see below) to access the internet.

I'd like to set things up so that she will be able to wander into the room with the laptop and start printing without having to mess around unplugging anything from anything else, which she hates.

There are some bluetooth printer adaptors I've found, but they seem to be a) Expensive, and b) only work with ultra-compact printers. Also something like this "TP-Link TL-WN321G 54Mbs USB Network Adaptor" which sounds like it may be a bit stressful to set up.

Am I missing something?

Is there an inexpensive, Dick Smithish way of doing this? (Either with Bluetooth or something else).




Interests: HTPC, Web App authoring. 


Create new topic
Affiliate link
 
 
 

Affiliate link: Shop Mighty Ape for electronics, games, computers books and more.
turb

844 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #191953 25-Jan-2009 12:05
Send private message

I guess I could get a Bluetooth USB dongle for the desktop.


Could I then share the printers via the desktop PC, or would I have to copy the file to the desktop and then print it from there?




Interests: HTPC, Web App authoring. 


Create new topic





News and reviews »

D-Link G415 4G Smart Router Review
Posted 27-Jun-2022 17:24


New Zealand Video Game Sales Reaches $540 Million
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:49


Github Copilot Generally Available to All Developers
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:37


Logitech G Introduces the New Astro A10 Headset
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:20


Fitbit introduces Sleep Profiles
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:11


Synology Introduces FlashStation FS3410
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:04


Intel Arc A380 Graphics First Available in China
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:08


JBL Introduces PartyBox Encore Essential Speaker
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:05


New TVNZ+ streaming brand launches
Posted 13-Jun-2022 08:35


Chromecast With Google TV Review
Posted 10-Jun-2022 17:10


Xbox Gaming on Your Samsung Smart TV No Console Required
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01


Xbox Cloud Gaming Now Available in New Zealand
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01


HP Envy Inspire 7900e Review
Posted 9-Jun-2022 20:31


Philips Hue Starter Kit Review
Posted 4-Jun-2022 11:10


Sony Expands Its Wireless Speaker X-series Range
Posted 4-Jun-2022 10:25



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.