Ask Anything: How do I print wirelessly?Justin Yu explains the basics behind wireless printing.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:06 >> I'm Randall Bennett for www.cnet.com and we're here with Assistant editor, Justin Yu talking about wireless printing. Now, [inaudible] we have wireless devices like Wi-Fi or cell phone. So many wireless devices, you figure there'll be a wireless printer, right? >> Right. >> Is it coming around right now, the technology or... >> Yeah, the technology is actually increasing with popularity. Several vendors, most of the popular ones are offering printers with wireless functionality built in or optional. >> Like, who's some of the people, like Lexmark. >> Lexmark, HP. >> Cannon. >>> Cannon, Epson, pretty much everybody in the game is [inaudible]. >> Yeah, so wireless printing, is it over Wi-Fi? Is it over bluetooth? Like how do people kind of, what protocol do people use [inaudible]? >> Well, you have several options. A lot of the printers nowadays have built in wireless print servers, or they offer optional accessories in the print [inaudible], bluetooth accessories. So... >> Yeah. >> You can add it on if it's not [inaudible] featured. >> So if, with these printers, is it difficult to setup? Is it kind of problematic? >> Well, a lot of vendors offer different software programs like [inaudible] offers security setup, which basically allows the user to push one button on the printer and one button on your computer and it'll set up wirelessly [assumed spelling]. So... >> That's pretty easy. >> Yeah, so other then that you can through the software setting, the driver settings, to... >> Driver settings just kind of bring you back to the days of horror [assumed spelling], you know, [inaudible]. >> Right, right. And it seems like it's a difficult process but overall it's actually pretty easy. >> Pretty simple, that's good. So how much are these printers, are they pretty much, are they priced reasonably, or they over a bit premium or what [inaudible] looking like? >> Well, it's actually pretty cool, because vendors are offering printers in a wide range of price points. So you can get a printer with, a wireless printer server included for about two hundred dollars these days... >> [Inaudible]. >> And it goes all the way up to four hundred for multifunctional devices. >> Awesome. So you can do pretty good for a wireless printers. >> Yeah, it's not, not too expensive. >> Cut the cables and go wireless. I'm Randall Bennett for www.cnet.com. >> I'll see you later. ^M00:01:43 [ Music ]