"Ask Anything: How do I print wirelessly?"
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Ask Anything: How do I print wirelessly?
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>> 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?
>> 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, 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...
>> 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...
>> 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.
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