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Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by GSRCRXsi, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    ok. so here is the main thing i want to do. i have a lexmark printer/scanner. its big, and doesnt match the rest of my computer setup. so i have it on the other side of the room. when i want to print, i usually run a long USB cable across the room and hook it up. but i would like to do this wirelessly. i dont need something for internet access or any of that junk, im really just looking for a product that is just like a wireless cable, except without the cable. so it just sends info from one end to the other.

    is there any such product? i know theres that belkin wireless USB hub. but is that the same thing?

    yes i know my printer sucks, but its cheap. and i dont feel like getting a new one. if what i want to do isnt possible, thats fine, i just want to know if there are any products out there that do what i want.
     
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    wireless print server
     
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    ? link or explanation? my printer doesnt have an ethernet port btw
     
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    heres a basic explanation of what they are and what they do

    Wireless Print Servers


    heres a bunch of them for sale

    Wireless Print Server, 802.11b 802.11g Wireless USB Print Servers at TigerDirect.com


    your own searching will yeild better results and prices
    but that should get you started

    basically it allows any computer on your network to print to how ever many printers are attached to the print server
    its good shit
    and most do have USB connectors on them
    network ready printers usually have an onboard print server
     
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    see i dont think thats what im looking for. that uses a network. i just want something that plugs into the USB port of my computer, sends the signal wirelessly to the receiver and out to the USB port on the printer. this print server requires that i set up a network. i only want to print from 1 computer, theres no point in setting up a network for 1 computer.

    this thing would have to go through a wireless router. and my wireless router is for internet access, not an ad-hoc network.
     
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    hmmmm gimme a few
    ill see what i can find
     
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    yea thats what im looking for. but damn thats a little expensive... but oh well. thanks E
     
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    if your computer is set up for wireless could prolly just get a wireless usb plug.
     
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    yeah i know its definitely spendy

    if you are willing to wait there is word of a straight wireless USB "cord" coming down the pipe soon

    basically like the wireless USB hub but its a point to point single device connection
    depending on how much other shit you have that could be connected the hub could be cool

    otherwise it might make more sense to go with the print server

    me personally id go with the print server if you already have a wireless router for your laptop or whatever
     
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    Wireless USB is still fairly new as far as I know... give it a while. ;)
     
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    im just surprised no one thought of this sooner. or started developing it sooner. i mean everything else is wireless lol.
     
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    Uhm, want to know a secret? Artie works on this kind of stuff here at home. He has all kinds of neat gadgets in here, but he can't sell them to companies. There's not enough people interested, until, 6 months later he sees people using his ideas.

    But, anyway...
     
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    I use a bluetooth adapter... 12 bucks from ebay. But im ballin with my bluetooth laptop :)
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    I tried to invent the wireless extension cord once

    [​IMG]

    While it technically worked I could never get it to power my computer
     
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    My laptop has bluetooth in it... lol
     
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