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Solution for out-of-range printer


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#1 Axmann

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:10 AM

Please approach my question with the following in mind:

 

1. I don't want to move the printer
2. I don't want to move the router.

I'm a student. My computer and wireless router are in my room, and the printer is far away on the other side of the house (it's a duplex).

 

The printer has wifi, ethernet, and USB.

I need a way to painlessly print documents. Before, I had been using my mom's laptop (which itself needs to stay plugged in) and a USB stick, which is getting too convoluted and frustrating.

I tried wifi, but it always goes offline.

What is a simple, cheap solution so I can print things like word documents, pdfs, etc? Would a print server help amplify the connection rather than connecting to the printer wirelessly itself? Is there some kind of device I can purchase with USB ports that doesn't require me to buy an entire dedicated laptop for the printer?

I'm at my wit's end. Please help :(



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:47 PM

How are the printer and laptop connected to the network?






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