Re: connecting second computer to printer using wireless connection?
Mike950 <Mike950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> I know next to nothing about wireless connections and need some
> information on how it works. I have a desktop PC that is connected
> to a Canon Pixma MP620 printer via the USB printer cable.
> I have a
> second desktop PC in the same room that I occasionally use for
> gaming, music, testing, etc..
Is it also connected to your existing network?
> I would like to be able to wirelessly
> print from the second PC to the Canon printer (without having to turn
> on the first computer).
You will need a wireless router or wireless access point to make this work.
I presume you have an internet connection at home/in this office. How do you
access it? What kind of networking hardware do you have now? Be detailed....
The Canon printer says it is WiFi certified
> with the comment "print wirelessly from a WiFi enabled computer".
Does it work wirelessly if you also have it connected to something via USB?
You may need to
> My questions are: What do I need to make my second computer WiFi
A wireless network adapter
A wireless access point on your network
> and when it is WiFi enabled, do I need anything else to be
> able print to the Canon printer (does it communicate straight from
> computer to printer or does it have to go through a wireless router)?
It would need to go through a wireless access point, which might be part of
a router but wouldn't necessarily have to be.
> Do they make a WiFi transmitter/reciever in the form of a USB
> "dongle" or something like that which I put on the computer?
Yes, but the computer doesn't have to be connected wirelessly - it could be
using a wired Ethernet connection to get to the wirelessly-connected
> Any information on this subject will be greatly appreciated.
> you. Mike
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