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Wireless printer & laptop... Do I need a router?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by NeilF, 21 Feb 2010.

  1. NeilF

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Nov 2003

    Posts: 13,856

    Location: Marlow

    If I have a wireless printer, and a latop with built in wireless... Do I need a router to connect the two?
     
  2. Bouton Aide

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 Aug 2008

    Posts: 28,682

    Yes, you need a wireless mid point device (Access Point, Router).
     
  3. J.B

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2006

    Posts: 5,922

    Check the manual to see if it allows ad hoc connections. Cant see a reason why it wouldnt but I imagine it will come down to software on the printer.
     
  4. Bouton Aide

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 Aug 2008

    Posts: 28,682

    Yes, this first sorry. Some model printers support this too. You should be able to set this up via the web gui.