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How to send the output from 4 PCs to a single wireless printer?

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I have four PCs with each PC having three instruments connected to it via a daisy chained Ethernet connection.  Each instrument has a unique IP address.  The PC controls the instruments and the output from the three instruments is printed to a printer connected by USB to the PC.  The PCs are running Windows XP.

I want to eliminate the individual printers connected to each PC, and have the output from all 12 instruments print to a single wireless printer.  

I have a somewhat similar setup with three PCs connected to a wireless router with Ethernet cable, and transmitting the output to a single wireless printer.  But there are no other devices connected to the PC via the Ethernet port.

What is the easiest way to set this up?
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Question by:Steve Lowry
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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simply print to the printer setup to a tcp port.
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by:Steve Lowry
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Thanks for the reply David.  I was not clear on the networking of the PCs.  Only the three instruments are networked to a single PC.  The four PCs are not networked in any way.
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giltjr earned 2000 total points
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Do the PC's have USB ports?  Get a USB printer and a USB print sharing device.

If they only have parallel ports, you can look for a parallel port print sharing device.

The other option is to network the 4 PC's.
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by:Steve Lowry
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Thanks for your help.  I decided to install a wireless USB adapter to each PC, network them through a router, and use the wireless connection from the router to the wireless printer.
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