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    wireless computer to wireless printer and no router. will this work?
    jimbos, Oct 6, 2008
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  2. Hi
    Should work if they can be configured to Ad_Hoc Connection.
    However under such connection, when you print, No Internet.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)

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    > wireless computer to wireless printer and no router. will this work?
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Oct 6, 2008
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    Pavel A. Guest

    jimbos wrote:
    > wireless computer to wireless printer and no router. will this work?


    Unlikely. As Jack wrote, this requires ad-hoc mode.
    Ad-hoc mode is complicated and thus unlikely that cheap
    periphs like printer support this.

    This is one reason why in Linux, many wi-fi drivers
    can work in "virtual AP mode", so printers and other such
    devices can connect to the PC in normal (infrastructure) mode,
    and a PC still remains connected to internet router.

    Regards,
    --PA
    Pavel A., Oct 6, 2008
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    Lem Guest

    Pavel A. wrote:
    > jimbos wrote:
    >> wireless computer to wireless printer and no router. will this work?

    >
    > Unlikely. As Jack wrote, this requires ad-hoc mode.
    > Ad-hoc mode is complicated and thus unlikely that cheap
    > periphs like printer support this.
    >
    > This is one reason why in Linux, many wi-fi drivers
    > can work in "virtual AP mode", so printers and other such
    > devices can connect to the PC in normal (infrastructure) mode,
    > and a PC still remains connected to internet router.
    >
    > Regards,
    > --PA


    If the printer is advertised as "wireless," it probably will support
    ad-hoc mode. The inexpensive HP 6988 series printers do.
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    Lem -- MS-MVP

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    Lem, Oct 6, 2008
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    Pavel A. Guest

    Lem wrote:
    > Pavel A. wrote:
    >> jimbos wrote:
    >>> wireless computer to wireless printer and no router. will this work?

    >>
    >> Unlikely. As Jack wrote, this requires ad-hoc mode.
    >> Ad-hoc mode is complicated and thus unlikely that cheap
    >> periphs like printer support this.
    >>
    >> This is one reason why in Linux, many wi-fi drivers
    >> can work in "virtual AP mode", so printers and other such
    >> devices can connect to the PC in normal (infrastructure) mode,
    >> and a PC still remains connected to internet router.
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >> --PA

    >
    > If the printer is advertised as "wireless," it probably will support
    > ad-hoc mode. The inexpensive HP 6988 series printers do.


    It's interesting, thanks. Haven't checked there for a while.

    --PA
    Pavel A., Oct 6, 2008
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