We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Tech Helproom


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

Wifi connection to PC by other devices


stlucia2

Likes # 0

My PC is connected to my wireless router by a cable, and is running Windows XP with all current updates. My phone and tablet also connect to the internet by Wifi connection through the same router. Does that mean that those devices are capable of connecting to my PC via the router?

Also (the main reason for my question), if that's possible does it mean there's a simple way to connect a remote plotter (within Wifi range) to my PC?

Like this post
Woolwell

Likes # 0

It depends on the phone and tablet. Some can connect by wifi some cannot eg my Galaxy S1 cannot but later models can, my Ipad can but some tablets cannot.

Does the plotter have wifi to connect to the router or is it connected by cable to the router?

Like this post
stlucia2

Likes # 0

I don't have the plotter yet, but I'm assuming it'll have normal USB connection, so I guess what I'm looking for is a USB hub that will connect to my PC wirelessly via my router's Wifi.

Like this post
Woolwell

Likes # 0

You will need a print server if the plotter does not have network connections.

Like this post
woodchip

Likes # 0

Just as Woolwell says

Like this post
stlucia2

Likes # 0

Sorry guys, I'm just not au fait with this wireless stuff: Is this the kind of thing I'm looking for? If so, does it communicate with the computer via my Wifi router, or do I need one of them at the PC and one at the printer?

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Best January sales 2015 UK tech deals LIVE: Best New Year bargains and savings on phones, tablets,...

IDG UK Sites

Chromebooks: ready for the prime time (but not for everybody)

IDG UK Sites

Best Photoshop Tutorials 2014: 10 inspiring step-by-step guides to creating amazing art,...

IDG UK Sites

Complete guide to iPhone and iPad settings: Get to know iOS 8 Settings UPDATED