Connecting Printer

Discussion in 'iMac' started by perezjuanf, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. perezjuanf macrumors member

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    I have a local network my computer is an Imac with a Windows7 Boot Camp I also have a Lap Top all of them they comunicate wireless to an Apple Time Capsule, it has a USB printer, I am planning to change the printer to a wireless one and not being an expert in Networking, I would like to know if the computers will be able to communicate with the printer directly without needing to go throu the router
     
  2. DoubleVision19 macrumors member

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    Provided that your printer will have a static IP address, you should be able to send print jobs to it. I do it with my Epson WF645 all the time.
     
  3. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Easy answer: No, a standalone network printer will connect to the same network as the computers, i.e., your computers will communicate with the printer through the router.

    Hard answer: Yes, you could set the printer up in "ad hoc" mode, but it's a PITA to use that way. Steer clear and just use the network printer as the good lord intended, connected through your network :D

    Any particular reason not to keep the USB printer you have connected to the Time Capsule as your network printer?
     
  4. marzer macrumors 65816

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    You do that separate from your existing network IP addressing? Without going through your network router? Just curious. What's the benefit to doing that?
     

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