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Need a USB Network Adapter for Printer

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#1 Matt Callahan

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:33 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions for a USB network adapter for a USB only printer? I want to retire the desktop that shares the printer, but I wanted to make the printer available via a USB network adapter first. The printer is a decent Samsung laser that isnít too old. I don't want to replace it yet with a wireless or network ready printer. Thanks

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:41 PM

I don't think you are going to get that one to work, even if you could plug a USB wireless dongle into your printer it won't have the hardware or software to connect to wi-fi. I did consider a print server once, until I looked at prices, then changed my mind !

You say you are planning on retiring the computer connected to the printer, but presumably you will be getting another ? I think you are going to have to keep one computer connected to the printer when you want to print, that way that computer acts as your print server. Or you could keep your present computer and leave it driving the printer, connect through a network and just run the computer when you want to print. In other words, use it as your print server.

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