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Setting Up Wireless Printing

I have a wired printer which I want to make wireless so I can print from a laptop. The USB printer is connected to a desktop computer in a room without a router. If I purchase a print server, how can I make this work without having the router in the same room as the printer? Can I use a different router in that room, or will that conflict with the current router? The desktop is running XP, my laptop is running Windows 7

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Wired or wireless?

If you have a wireless print server that's compatible with your printer and a wireless router located within radio range, it's not that much different than setting up any other wireless device. The print server should come up with some kind of "wizard" or discovery software utility to aid in setting it up. As a hint, I prefer print servers to have a static IP address for troubleshooting purposes. Such allows me to ping the server makes access through a browser quite easy.

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If the PC with the printer . . .

is running on your home network, it's simple. But that PC will have to be turned on. Simply have Vista search for networked printers. It'll find the one connected to the other PC. Run the printer install wizard.

This is how mine is set up.

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