Printing over wifi connection?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JHNguyen, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. JHNguyen macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2006
    I just switched from my other DSL provider to Comcast Internet.. and it kind of ruined my setup, and I'm looking for some advice.

    Before, I had my modem, router, printer, and wired print server, all on a little ledge on the 2nd story of my house. It was all connected so that I could print from anywhere in my house with any laptop without having to connect it to the printer. NOW, with the cable modem.. I need to move my modem and router on the bottom floor, but I don't have enough room for the printer on the bottom floor. I'd like to keep it where it is..

    Here's a few ideas I've been thinking about..
    -Wireless Print Server
    -connect it to my laptop in my room and use my laptop as the "print server" (it may work since I don't take my laptop out too often, but then again, if someone needs to print, and my laptops not there, some problems would come up.)
    - I HAVE an old wireless router that I don't use, is their someway I can use that as a wireless print server?

    Any other suggestions?
  2. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    The easiest solution would be to get an Airport Express and use that for wireless printing.

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