How to Convert Regular USB Printer to Wireless Printer
What are the advantages of converting a regular USB printer to Wireless printer?
The USB printers are usually connected to your computer by using a USB port and Plug. Both the parallel and serial printers are good in interfacing with your system’s USB. The USB printers are usually connected to your system with the help of the USB Printer cable. As USB printer cables are used the need of the Lpt1 port which was used earlier so as to connect the printer could be eliminated. You are even able to enjoy an uninterrupted service with the introduction of the USB printer cable. With the help of the GET_DEVICE_ID command the USB printers usually report their capabilities. USB printers are more reliable and very easy to use. USB Printers are also capable of offering fast and high resolution printing. But in some situation you would be in need to convert your regular USB printer to Wireless printer for more reliability.
The following are the benefits of converting regular USB printer to wireless printer and the possible ways to convert it:
- Through Control panel
- Using Printer server CD
While you are converting the regular USB printer to wireless printer, the need of the cables are completely eliminated. If you have wireless printers then you are able to move around easily. Then as no cables are present it would be easier to clean the set-up space. From any location you are able print your photos, documents, e-mails etc. This Wireless printer would provide you maximum flexibility and responsiveness.
Through Control panel
In order to convert USB printer to Wireless printer you would have to follow certain steps. First you would have to connect USB printer to the host computer with the help of USB cable. Then you would have to go to the 'Printers and Faxes' option in the 'Control panel' in the 'Start' menu. Then by right clicking on the printer icon you would have to choose 'Sharing' options and click on the 'Share this printer' option. After that you enter the name of the printer and click 'OK'.
Using Printer server CD
In this method first you would have to connect USB cable to the printer and the wireless print server. Then you need to plug the printer server in and turn it on. After that you need to connect your computer and printer server with Ethernet cable. Then you would have to install the print server software in your PC by using the CD that comes along with your print server. After that you would have to remove the Ethernet cable from your computer and wireless printer. By following these steps you are able to connect the printer wirelessly.
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