wireless printing?

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  1. alecmcmahon macrumors regular

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    im in a situation where i cant have my printer on the same side of the room as me, but rather on the other side.

    And obviously i dont want to run my USB cable along the middle of the floor.

    question is :

    what do i need to print wirelessly ( and scan ) working with mac leopard.

    ( cheaper the better, but dont want junk )

    ( im using imac )
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Do you really need scanning? As that's much, much less well supported.
     
  3. mwchris macrumors regular

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    I highly recommend the brother MFC-5460CN printer/scanner/copier or a any brother network ready printer. I had great luck with that particular model. It works great with my mac for wireless printing AND seamless wireless scanning! It installed no problem and worked on the first try. It has an auto sheet feed scanner that you can send documents to your computer with out having to sit at your computer. (You make your computer a mailbox, choose it from the scanner and wala!)

    You will need the printer, obviously, and a router/switch for that particular model.

    Any questions just ask.
     
  4. alecmcmahon thread starter macrumors regular

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    scanning is a daily task for me ( work related )

    i currently use the canon mx700 printer, it has the autofeeder, which is great.

    i love the printer, and would like to stick with it, just find some means of having it else where ,wirelessly
     
  5. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Scanning wirelessly is available, I can do it with my HP but I think that is more of a printer feature (It has a built in router). I may be wrong though...:confused:
     
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  7. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Yes, both do. You could replace your router with a Time Capsule and you'd get a wireless 500 GB backup drive, wireless n router, and wireless printing capabilities all at once.
     
  8. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    Wireless printing is not a problem. Wireless scanning is printer dependent, and as someone else mentioned, must less likely to work...
     
  9. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Will a Time Capsule also allow remote scanning or just printing? :confused:
     
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  11. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Missed the scanning part...not sure about that.
     

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