can i use a router to print

Posted on 2008-02-04
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-17

 i have a net work p[rinter, but no internet connection. I would like to know if i could print accross a net work if there were only the router, a laptop and a net work printer...no ISP

I would think yes, but help ois always appreciated/

Question by:intelogent

Accepted Solution

ClayShooter earned 2000 total points
ID: 20820515
Sure, you don't even need the router.  You would just need to properly configure an IP address on the printer in the same subnet as the compuer.  Then install the proper printer port and driver on the PC and you'll be good to go.

Author Comment

ID: 20822026
so then to be clear,
for i am not as familiar as you might think....

set the printer to a static IP ( which i can ),
Then configure the port on the laptop, and use that port for the printer?

on the money?

Featured Post

Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

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.

Join & Write a Comment

In the hope of saving someone else's sanity... About a year ago we bought a Cisco 1921 router with two ADSL/VDSL EHWIC cards to load balance local network traffic over the two broadband lines we have, but we couldn't get the routing to work consi…
Software-defined infrastructure is the buzz these days gaining a lot of importance. With software-defined infrastructure companies can be more agile and proficient. Nonetheless, a complete re-engineering of IT procedures is required to gain agility…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

586 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question