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connecting printer to network w/wifi

i purchased a hp monochrome laser printer and would like to connect it to my airport network. at hp's website they show a bluetooth device which plugs into the printer's usb port. my question is will this device work with my airport network?

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I'm going with no.

Given no model number I can't check if a wifi print server would work but bluetooth is something of a non-starter for many reasons. The number one reason is either it doesn't connect to wifi and the other being the 5 or more minute page printing time.

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HP made a wireless print server that connects via USB

I set one of these up on a mobile cart in a school and it worked fine. Bluetooth is a horse of another color and works only with other compatible hardware. The HP wireless device was bit pricey, as I recall, but it worked. Others cost less and might work as well.

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connecting printer to network w/wifi

Airport Extreme Wireless Printer Setup (Pages 16-19 Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7) -

Airport Express Wireless Printer Setup (Pages 17-18 Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7) -

All about Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express base station firmware updates (Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7) -

Mac OS X v10.5, 10.6: How to connect a wireless-capable printer to your AirPort network -

Printing to an AirPort Extreme / Express Base Station or Time Capsule from Windows - (NOTE: The software it says to download and install has system requirements of Windows XP Service Pack 3/Windows Vista Service Pack 2/Windows 7)

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1. Link should be line.

a. The construct with works also. See Forum faq (link at left).
b. No need for the line to contain ONLY the url. But it must START with the url.


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