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nippyjun
01-31-07, 12:59 AM
I'm getting a printer with Standard (built-in wireless 802.11b/g). If i want to use the wireless feature of the printer does the printer have to be connected (wired or wirelessly) to a network. Or can i just get a wireless USB adapter for my laptop or pc so they can print to this printer. I currently don't have a network but just want to use the printer wirelessly.

Thanks.

retsam
01-31-07, 04:21 AM
since your printer is 802.11 then your going to need an 802.11 adapter for your laptop not wireless usb.

nippyjun
01-31-07, 12:13 PM
Would a USB 802.11 adapter for my laptop work?

Bman212121
01-31-07, 12:33 PM
Would a USB 802.11 adapter for my laptop work?

You can do that. My first thought of the usb wireless adapter is a big box you'd have to carry, but they do make them now in about the size of a thumb drive.

What you would do is setup an "ad-hoc" network. You don't need an access point, but you just need to configure both devices to use ad-hoc. Set ips of the same range on both, and your good to go.

nippyjun
01-31-07, 12:40 PM
Thanks.

nekrosoft13
01-31-07, 12:48 PM
note: not all wireless printers work in ad-hoc, check the manual or website to make sure