Wireless Network Printing
Get to know more about wireless network printing
With the accessibility of wireless technology, you can easily access wireless network printing. To print wirelessly, you can use Wireless fidelity or Bluetooth or Infrared technologies. Wi-Fi networks are normally wireless local area networks (WLANs), and public WLANs are often called hotspots. Wi-Fi standards include 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n. Bluetooth is short-range wireless technology which is built into many modern desktop computers, portable laptops, handheld devices and a variety of printers. It needs you to put the devices into discoverable mode, and then pair the devices. One major dissimilarity between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is the range of access. Wi-Fi connections are generally available up to 150 feet between devices. Bluetooth connections have a more limited range of up to 30 feet. Infrared is another type of short-range wireless connectivity found on many portable computers, printers and handheld devices in addition to wireless keyboards and mice. Infrared connections use an infrared light to communicate between devices.
Here is more on wireless network printing:
- Wireless-enabled Computer or Handheld Device
- Wireless Printer
- Wireless Router
- Wireless Print Server
Wireless-enabled Computer or Handheld Device
To access wireless network printing you need to have a wireless enabled system or handheld device. Most current computers and handheld devices, like personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smartphones, come with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth interfaces. So, you can easily access wireless network printing.
Wireless printer is essential for wireless network printing technology. This type of printer has an integrated Wi-Fi connection and many contain a Bluetooth interface as well. You can use color or black and white printers (laser or inkjet). All-in-one units provide scanning and faxing capabilities.
Wireless router is an access point that generates a wireless network. Numerous home and home office users have a wireless router in place for Internet and e-mail access. You can attach a system directly to the router, and then connect a wired printer to the system for creating a "print server" via that system. No additional hardware or special software is needed.
Wireless Print Server
This is a tiny machine that allows wireless printing. You need to use this only if a router is unavailable. A print server buffers print jobs, which frees resources on your computer or handheld device. This is a real time saver for large print jobs and photos. Most print servers include a mix of Ethernet and universal serial bus (USB) ports on the back, and some include a parallel port.
iYogi is a leading provider of online subscription-based technical support services offered directly to consumers and small businesses across a wide range of computing and communications devices and software. With a pool of thousands of tech experts, the company offers its services primarily through long-term unlimited service subscription plans of 1 to 3 years, on a 24/7 basis 365 days a year. Our Annual Subscription covers the following services:
- Comprehensive support for Wireless Network Printing.
- Diagnostic & repair for your technologies.
- Troubleshoot software errors.
- Update drivers and security to protect against online threats.
- Connect to Internet, devices and peripherals.
- Optimize your computer’s speed and performance.
Unlimited access to wide range of service offerings, all year around! iYogi’s resolution rates are amongst the highest in the technical support industry.