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Connecting A Printer To A Wireless Network

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#1 Geoff777


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Posted 19 December 2006 - 03:41 AM

Hi all,

I have a wireless network consisting of three laptops and a desktop, two running XP home and two running XP Pro.
hey are all wirelessly connected to a BT HomeHub, and everything works fine.
At the moment the laptop that l have installed the printer (Epson CX3200) on has to be connected to the printer via USB so all computers have access to printing. This is a bit of a nuisance logistically.

My question is how can l connect my printer to the BT HomeHub so all computers can access it wirelessly?
Is this possible?
THe HomeHub has, in addition to a broadband socket, a couple of ethernet ports and two USB ports,
My printer only has a USB connection (the small usuafound size on a printer).
I would appreciate some advice please.

Many thanks

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 04:11 AM

If the printer will only do USB you will need to have it directly connected to a Networked device. I am not sure about your type of router but it may have the ability to have a printer connected direct to the USB ports on the router. I would say this is not very likely but it is worth looking in the manual for the router.

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 08:23 AM

Search the web for print servers. I found a nice one not long ago (a NetGear) that was refurbished for $35. It works quite well and hooks wirelessly into my router - so we can put the printer almost anywhere.
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