Would like to print wirelessly from notebook.
by Big Steve - 2/23/07 10:09 PM
I posted this question in the Computer Newbies forum; didn't get much action there so I thought I'd post my question here. I have a Dell Dimension desktop installed in a back bedroom which is connected to an HP 2575 multi-function printer which is labeled as being "network ready". I'm on Bell South DSL Lite service.
I also have a Dell notebook which I use wirelessly in the living room most of the time and I'd like to know if I could print from the notebook to the HP 2575 printer wirelessly. I have gone through the manual which came with the printer; there is an ethernet port on the back of the printer; no ethernet cable came with the printer nor is there an HP part number listed in the owner's manual for such a cable. HP Shopping.com did list a part number for a USB printer cable but no ethernet cable part number.
This printer has since been discontinued by HP; to be able to print wirelessly from my notebook to the printer will I need to purchase an HP ethernet cable for the printer; if I can find what the HP part number is; connect that ethernet cable to my router which is also set up in that same bedroom to be able to print wirelessly from the notebook or can I print wirelessly another way? Someone posted in the Computer Newbie forum that I could do so by "sharing the printer". Feedback from anyone in this forum who might know.