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add wireless capability to hp laser printer without internet

Computers running xp and win 7 don't have internet access. What would be needed to add wireless capability to older HP Laser printers   1100 &  later - one has only parallel port, another has usb.
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Senior Systems Support Analyst
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You could share those two printers off of a computer and use some kind of cheap wireless router to allow the other computers to connect to the shares.

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I don't want to physically attach the printers to a computer.  That said, the desktop machine has no wireless  connectivity at all.  The laptop has Wi-Fi.  So in order to use something like a jetdirect, what else do I need?  Also, are there less expensive generic versions of the jetdirect?

Thanks.
Michael DyerSenior Systems Support Analyst
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It is easy for the printer with USB - thee are lots of USB wireless print servers available but they tend to run in the $50 - $100 range.  Here is one example:  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000LSZ0Q0/ctrlqorg-20/

You might consider a different approach - most new printers come with wifi built in and you might be better off in the long run just to replace those printers with newer ones.  I have an HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 which has built in wireless connectivity and I got it at Costco for under $150.00.

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Will the laptop with wifi connect to a wireless usb print server?

Will just adding a usb wireless device to the desktop enable it to connect to a wireless usb print server?

Is it that neither of these computers will need any kind of router etc. to connect to a wireless print server that has a usb printer plugged into it?

Thanks.
Michael DyerSenior Systems Support Analyst

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If you define them all with static IP addresses, it could work!