Printer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ihatevista, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. ihatevista macrumors newbie

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    Im purchasing a Macbookpro next week. My wife has a router and cable modem on the other side of the house. Is there a way I can buy a printer and make it wireless just to my macbookpro without using a network or such.

    Does the mbp have a bluetooth or Infared option and which printer works the best with what i'm looking to do?

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  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Your MBP doesn't have infrared. It does have Bluetooth. Can't help you with Bluetooth printers though.

    Best way to make a printer wireless is by network. A networking-ready printer is great, but if not you can use an AirPort.
     
  3. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    unless you can find another router that can have a printer hooked to it. Either that, or a printer with a Ethernet port. I believe you can place it near the router, and wire it in to the network.


    Airport Routers seem to work, I have an Airport Extreme, and a Brother HL-1230 series laser printer attached via USB.




    The Printer does not have mac drivers for anything past 10.3, but I still managed to find something that works. I can now wirelessly print from the laptop running XP and my mac.
     
  4. Solemony macrumors 6502

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