wireless printing set up

  tonyq 12:28 01 Jan 2013
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could you good people explain, what set up you need to use a wireless printer. e.g does the printer have to be connected to a desktop/laptop to be able to use the printer from a different pc/laptop? I have got broadband router ect.

  tonyq 13:20 01 Jan 2013

Woolwell, my present set up is a PC connected to printer(USB)in spare bedroom, a laptop and iPad which I use downstairs,all connected to router via wifi. Which at present means that if I want to print something from the laptop I have to put it on a usb stick or put in Dropbox,turn on the PC up stairs to print. If I have read your reply correctly, I can have the wireless printer any ware in the house on its own,and be able to send to the printer,as long as everything as wifi set up.

  tonyq 14:28 01 Jan 2013

"then providing the desktop is on" so the desktop will have to be switched on? or should that read "then providing the printer is on"

  onthelimit1 14:47 01 Jan 2013

If the printer you have is a wireless one (which you say it is), you just need to unplug the USB lead, then connect the printer to your network wirelessly. Most have a wizard to help with this.

  onthelimit1 15:03 01 Jan 2013

Yes, but in the heading and first post he refers to a wireless printer. Will wait for him to get back to us!

  tonyq 15:31 01 Jan 2013

Hi all, my current printer is not wireless,I am thinking of getting a wireless one.

  tonyq 19:00 01 Jan 2013

"Is it a present for yourself" When my son visits us he usually brings some office work to do,that means printing,and always moans about having to keep going upstairs switching the pc on,just to print a few sheets off!I too get the same feeling. The printer that I have I mainly use for photos,so I thought of may be getting a wireless printer that could be placed in the hallway which is where the router is and would be handy for myself for printing documents from the laptop which I use downstairs. Killing 2 birds with one stone so to say. So yes it will be a "present for my self",if only for a quiet life. I have seen a couple of cheapish Canon all in ones,that may fit the bill. Your thoughts please.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9284872.htm?cmpid=COJUN&storeId=10151&_%24ja=tsid%3A11674|prd%3A1546795&referredURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.argos.co.uk%2Fstatic%2FProduct%2FpartNumber%2F9284872.htm&referrer=COJUN#pdpPromotions

http://www.ryman.co.uk/3904011008/Canon-Pixma-MG3155-Printer-3-in-1-Printer-Copier-Scanner-Wifi/Product?awc=332613570422515028b5cae3cedc5f80598ba532c023bf&extcam=aff

  onthelimit1 08:56 02 Jan 2013

Canons are good, and at that price you can't go wrong.

  tonyq 10:38 02 Jan 2013

I have had a couple of Epsom printers in the past and they were forever clogging up. I have been using a Canon 5200pixma (photo printer)for the last few years and have been satisfied with it. So thought I would stick with Canon. Been thinking that an All in One, may be a bit large, so recommendations please for a good/cheapish Canon printer for general use,if there is such a thing!

  tonyq 10:41 02 Jan 2013

Forgot to ask,if I do go for an All in One, which is the better of the 2,in my posting yesterday at 7:00PM.

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