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On 03/04/2010 11:53, NW wrote:
My current printer, Epson photo 810, is getting a bit old now. At home we have three computers using Windows XP, Kubuntu Hardy and Mint Gloria. It has been suggested to me that I should get a wifi printer next so that it will be easy for any computer to use it. At the moment only the desktop (Hardy) is linked to it. I suspect that there will be a shortage of Linux drivers for many of these wifi printers. Any suggestions for me anyone please? Thanks Neil
Hi Neil,Alternatively you could swap out your current router for one of the many now available with a USB port for a printer. I've done this previously with Linux and just put the IP address of the router into CUPS to share in Linux as an LPR printer - as usual they come with instructions and/or a driver disk for Windows. Then you can just buy any printer you like. OK a new router is an additional cost, but it would be offset against the expense of a WiFi capable printer.
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