I guess not, because, to be honest with you, I don't really know what the benefits of one would be over the other, from the user's perspective. If you could fill me in on that, I would really appreciate it.Capt Underpants said:Does it have to be bluetooth? There are some really sweet wireless 802.11 printers out there...
well, bluetooth is a lot shorter range than 802.11, even 802.11b, and 802.11b offers about 11 times the bandwidth of bluetooth. not only that, but bluetooth is a lot more finicky than wifi and less likely to work with your mac. if you don't find a wireless laser printer you could always get an airport express because most laser printers are network ready and you could just plug the e-net into the apx. also some printers have pci slots but i'm not sure a pci wifi card would work in there.GULCkid said:I guess not, because, to be honest with you, I don't really know what the benefits of one would be over the other, from the user's perspective. If you could fill me in on that, I would really appreciate it.
Other than that, I guess I just don't want to have to plug anything extra into my laptop, and want it to be as seamless as possible.
Thanks for your time
That's not true. I have a HP deskjet 5850 wireless printer, and I don't have to switch networks to print. All you have to do is set the printer to infrastructure mode instead of ad-hoc.shane-o-mac said:To Chime in with what Jeff said:
Def go wireless it rocks. Do note that if you choose to use a stand alone wireless printer with out hooking it up via an ethernet port or through airport express usb connection (though I recomend an ethernet connection to your wireless router, which is only compatable to network printer that has an ehternet slot) which is totally possible since a lot of wirless printers have a built in wi fi card, you have to constantly toggle back between your wirless connection, and the wireless signal for you printer when you want to print a document.