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Networking With a Wireless Broadband Card

by rachel0609 / March 19, 2008 10:20 PM PDT

I am very new to the whole wireless computer thing. I just recently purchased a laptop and a wireless broadband card. I am unable to get any other form of high speed where I live.

My question is can I wirelessly attach a printer to my laptop. Assuming I buy a wireless capable printer. What else do I need to buy to do this?

I have an Inspiron 1720

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The wireless printer will use WIFI and not your new card.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2008 10:55 PM PDT

But that's all good news. The only issue can be that your wifi connection may test your resolve to get it going. Be sure to read the install notes and don't use the USB cable to the printer unless it tells you to.

Why? A few gave up on the wifi connection, installed it to use the USB cable and even with calls to support desks couldn't get the wifi working. Here I had to do some extreme removals of the drivers to let me start over on the connection from wifi in the laptop to the printer.

In closing, since you don't have a router you will be setting up the wifi in ADHOC mode.

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by rachel0609 / March 19, 2008 11:02 PM PDT

Thanks for the info.

So your saying I have everything I need just don't install with USB cable unless absolutely necessary

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What I'm writing...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2008 11:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

Is to follow the directions.

I also know you'll be using an ADHOC wifi connection so I thought I'd note that to give you a heads up to watch for that instruction.

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