Wireless printing with laptop.

  gingernick 17:10 27 Feb 2004
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Hi, I have a laptop with Wi-fi, firewire & infrared & I want to connect a printer & a scanner wirelessly to it. Is it possible to do this 1) easily 2) cheaply. Thanks.

  NormanD 17:22 27 Feb 2004

I used a Canon mobile printer (BJ85 I think) with my Toshiba laptop until both were stolen from my car. I used the infrared and it performed faultlessly As well as printing I used the Canon for scanning documents, with the optional scanning head used in place of the ink cartridges. Again very successful, a little slow but a real boon when working away from home and working in hotels. From memory the printer cost about £220 and the scanner head aboit £60.

Regards

Norman

  gingernick 17:28 27 Feb 2004

Thanks Norman, I should of said I have a printer & scanner already that was connected to my desktop which I am selling.

  y_not 18:01 27 Feb 2004

Cheapest (and simplest) way is to keep the desktop PC connect the scanner and printer to that and allow file & printer sharing.

Alternative is a print server (more money)

  Kitz E Kat 18:13 27 Feb 2004

I have a very nice SMC baricade router/firewall/print server, works great , and if you get another PC you still can use it ....
The way to go for me !!!!

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