Help with Ad Hoc printer / print server
Posted on 2008-06-09
I have a client that is going to trial this week and it will last for about 4 - 6 weeks. They have asked for a printer to be setup in the back ante room of the courtroom and have it connected to two trial laptops that they will be using during the trial. Both of the laptops are connected to the court's limited wireless network. The IT guy with the court says that the wireless network is for Internet only. I do not know if this means he has ports blocked or what but I do know there are many websites that are not accessible. Would it be possible to have the laptops connect to a wireless usb print server that is running in ad hoc mode to print and still connect to the courts wireless network? I can do one but not both at the same time. Is this even possible with only one wireless card in each laptop? Any other configurations would also be greatly appreciated. Both laptops are running Windows XP SP2 with all the latest updates. They will need to print from MSIE, Word, Excel and Sanction II (Legal presentation software). Running physical network cables is NOT an option and there are no network jacks in the court that we are alllowed to use. I do have the use of a third laptop if that would help.