Best way to connect printer

I have a small project soon and am looking for the best solution to my needs.

1. I will get a document that I will proceed to scan at say initial location A. into a PDF format.

2. I then want to have the PDF print out about 350ft from my present location at position B.

3. I have the computer with networking abilities, scanner and all software...but no printer or any needed network hardware.

There is no existing network and  all activities will be outside and subject to the elements...but will be sheltered.
I could use a hardwired solution but would prefer it be wireless as the area will be subject to heavy foot traffic and any exposed wiring could suffer

Whats the best way to accomplish this?


Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.


If you have an existing wirless network you can buy a wirless access point with a built in print server (Linksys, SMC or D-Link). you attach the printer to its USB port and print to an IP port.

The distance and the traffic may call for a directional antenna to increase the Wirless range.

Good Luck,


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
IronDriverAuthor Commented:
There is no existing network and at present only a single computer involved.
Cat-5 ethernet cables allow up to 185m, but most specs state only 100m - just below your distance. I you can put a hub in the middle it should work.

There are wireless and laser systems that can go considerably further. However, these tend to be expensive. For example, look at

check this print server out

the range seems adequate and i would suggest a really good wireless router..and a USB printer of course. Without knowing the actual layout, its hard to give any advice except try to keep the space between router and print server as clear as possible to minimise interference
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Printers and Scanners

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.