Network Ethernet Printer - wireless?

  georgemac © 21:08 18 Aug 2006
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I never knew there was such a thing as an ethernet printer, but have been asked if one of these will work on a wireless network. The printer or all in one device is the HP Photosmart 2575 click here

The network will be standard desktop connected to BT Home hub by ethernet cable, the printer connected to the 2nd ethernet connection on the home hub, and 2 wireless laptops connected to the home hub.

If the printer software/drivers are installed on the PC and both laptops, will the laptops be able to print on the printer with just the home hub powered and the PC off?

  De Marcus™ 21:31 18 Aug 2006

I've no experience of a 'BT home hub' but if they basically represent a wireless router then yes, all machines will be able to print to the printer, regardless of the pc's on/off status.

  georgemac © 21:51 18 Aug 2006

thanks, I have no experience of a BT home hub either, but it has 2 ethernet ports so that will be OK

I had just assumed it is a wireless router - am 99% sure but will go off and check just in case

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