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Wired/Wireless Print Servers

by elifant71 / February 18, 2009 9:33 PM PST

Need some assistance...I have set up wi-fi in my home. I am now trying to determine what I should use to set up a print server so that I can print wirelessly and still be wired for my desktop. I run Vista on both computers. What would work the best and give the most bang for my buck? Tips and suggestions gladly accepted.

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More definition of "best" is needed here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2009 2:43 AM PST

While I get by with 25 buck boxes like the WGPS606 or IOGear's GMFPSU22W6 many owners are frankly baffled by the setup. So these simple devices that you can get for cheap fail the best test.
Bob

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Best?
by elifant71 / February 19, 2009 6:02 AM PST

Best as in best features in relation to lowest cost, I guess. I am trying to avoid having to get a new printer. Because the other option I have been looking at is going to a wireless printer, but I am finding that more complicated for the set up I am looking at unless I am not reading things correctly. I have a 1520 hp injet printer, and for now it suits my printing needs. I have a linksys router, also basic in nature, that I have attached to broadband connection at home and other than bandwitdth issues which I am also working to resolve, that has cuased me no problems at all (knock on wood!). I would like to spend less than $60 for the print server/router, otherwise it would make more sense to just upgrade to new printer. Again, any assistance is appreciated.

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Look at the models I noted.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2009 12:14 PM PST
In reply to: Best?

I picked up both for 25 bucks or less. They work. The only downside is that the setup could cause some to come unhinged.

I added both to my network and they work fine. But I'm still in need of a better idea what "best" is.
Bob

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