Wireless Printer

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  1. timmyb macrumors 6502

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    When I buy an iBook after the next update I'm also planning on buying a printer, and have noticed the HP Deskjet 6840 Wireless printer in the Apple store. To be able to print wirelessly, do I need anything extra from the iBook, (with built in AirPort card) and printer, or do I also require an AirPort Base Station? Also what is the range of the wireless printer, (would I be able to print when about 25m from the printer?)
    Thanks for all help
     
  2. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i'm not sure, but i think with an airport station or whatever, you can print wirelessly with a wired printer. so if you got a wireless printer, then you wouldn't need anything. but i'm not sure about that, someone else will clairify.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'm pretty sure you can just add it to your existing WiFi network through Rendez-Vous/Bonjour (read: it'll just be found by your iBook). But that's assuming you have a network already. If you don't, then you'll need the Airport or an equivalent.

    However, I've got a wired printer hooked into one of my Expresses (Airport) which is pretty cool, and probably a little cheaper too. You just need a USB printer that OSX will recognise.
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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    Actually, all of HP's wireless printers are Bluetooth, not WiFi. If your 'Book is equipped with Bluetooth, then you'd add it just like any other printer, otherwise I'd suggest a wired printer and an Airport Express.

    jW
     
  5. rccola70 macrumors regular

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    No, I have a HP deskjet 5850 and its Wifi. It can't possibly be bluetooth because I don't have a bluetooth card. But anyways, ya, if you want to print wirelessly, you'll need a wireless network set up. If not, you can plug the printer directly to a router and then share it from there.
     
  6. flat6 macrumors regular

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    Speaking of which
    I've got a HP PSC 2175

    Anyone got any ideas why it refuses to print from Airport Express?
     

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