network printer - how to make it wireless

  printernetwork 09:22 03 Oct 07
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I have a printer that is currently connected to the network by UTP cable.

What solutions do I have to connect it without a cable.

1. Is there such thing as a wireless network device like the USB ones, but with RJ45 socket, in order to connect it to the printer's network socket.

2. Do you think that the printer network card is a normal PCI network card? Could it be replaced by a wireless PCI network card?

  mgmcc 14:50 03 Oct 07

You probably need to plug a "Wireless Network Bridge" into the printer's RJ45 socket, which will then communicate with the "Wireless Access Point" in the wireless router.

A Wireless Network Bridge allows *WIRED* network devices (your printer) to connect to a *WIRELESS* network.

A Wireless Access Point allows *WIRELESS* network devices to connect to a *WIRED* network.

  T0SH 18:13 03 Oct 07

Look for a device called a

"Wireless Print Server"

but do check it will work with your printer model

Cheers HC

  mgmcc 19:44 03 Oct 07

"Wireless Print Servers" are more commonly used to connect printers that use a USB or Parallel port, rather than "Network Printers" that use an RJ45 ethernet port.

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