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Epson stylus c86/router wireless issues

by bhumke / February 24, 2006 12:00 AM PST

Help! I have a wireless linksys befw11s4 router & want to hook up my epson printer wireless.

Epson says this is wired/wireless capable; however, even the technial guys were no help! Go figure. Only after getting my user guide out & reading word for word did he know it was wireless capable, only to learn, Epson no longer had any 'wireless adapters' for this printer!!!!

My issue: how do I set it up wireless? It has a pararell & usb port on it. What do I need a usb printer adapter or a wireless print server???

I'm confused & have found nothing on the web to help me with this.


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Just a thought
by Melati Hitam / February 24, 2006 1:32 AM PST

Using a wireless Printer Server is more likely to work for you..

Please learn how they work before you buy..

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Wireless print server
by TurboFool / February 24, 2006 6:10 AM PST

A wireless print server is what you want. The printer lists wireless compatibility because Epson makes a wireless adapter for their printers (they even made a C86WN which came with it). That said, this one's relatively simple, and all you need is a USB print server for it. If you want it to be near your wireless router, then by all means just save the money and buy a wired one. If not, though-if you want to keep the printer, say, in a different room, then you'll need a wireless print server.

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