Network or USB printer

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Stevies3, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Stevies3 macrumors member

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    #1
    My new printer has both USB & Ethernet capabilities. Is there any advantage to using ethernet over USB?
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    If the printer is next to a desktop computer, and will only be used with that computer, then USB is fine. The benefits of Ethernet include:
    • Printer shares easily among several computers
    • Printer can be accessed from anywhere on your network (e.g. From a MacBook on Wi-Fi)
     

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