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    Need to get wireless adaptor for USB printer

    Parents got a Canon Pixma MP610 and want to move it to another place in the house. It only has USB port. They're running vista off a Dell Inspiron 530 - don't think it has bluetooth.

    Cheapest wireless print server I can find is £35 (which is vaguely reliable anyway).

    Anyone recommend anything for this? Needs to be reliable and simple, other than that just after the cheapest solution.

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    Re: Need to get wireless adaptor for USB printer

    Phew, I'm glad your realise you need a wireless print server not a usb network adaptor.
    Only other thing you could look at is a usb to ethernet printer server then plug the printer into the router, give it a static IP address then set it up as a network printer.

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    Re: Need to get wireless adaptor for USB printer

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Only other thing you could look at is a usb to ethernet printer server then plug the printer into the router, give it a static IP address then set it up as a network printer.
    That was my first thought, but it would mean running cables to it. Alternative would be to get ethernet over powerline plugs but then the cost is up to the same point as the wireless print server. Must admit if it were me I'd want it cabled. I'll spec up both for them and let them choose. Ethernet would hopefully give fewer drop-outs which should mean fewer phone calls for me
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