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Old 11-09-2012, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default Can I print wirelessly from one computer and print via USB from another computer?

I have the HP Deskjet F4580 series and I have a desktop computer (without wifi acces) and I have a laptop with wifi acces. So I was wondering if I go ahead for configuring my printer for Wi-Fi, will I still be able to print via USB for my desktop computer.

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:44 AM   #2
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Just because the desktop doesn't have wireless doesn't mean you can't wirelessly print.

If you connect the printer to your network, you will be able to print from your desktop without having to connect USB, provided your desktop is connected to the same network.

On some printers, connecting via USB disables the wireless.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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I own 2 of the Epson Workforce line. They both have usb and wireless printing modes. Problem is on those models you have to choose either or. You can't do both.
In your case I'd get a cheapo usb wireless stick. You can get some for as cheap as 10 dollars. Put that on your desk system and then set up the printer software on both your desk and laptop so both can hit the printer.
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Yes if u have it hooked up by USB to desktop just turn on print share.
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When you configure it for wireless, don't you assign it an IP address. Therefore as long as you're connected to your network you can print to it's IP address. It doesn't matter how the printer is connected, your devices should be able to find it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:08 PM   #6
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Default Re: Can I print wirelessly from one computer and print via USB from another computer?

OK I got the laptop connected to the printer but I am sitll having trouble trying to connect to the printer with my desktop. Anyone who can help me?
The desktop is windows xp home basic but I am not sure about the home basic part.
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How do you have the printer hooked up? To the desktop ow what?
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:34 PM   #8
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I configured my printer for wireless and I added the printer on the network. I have tried to to add the printer on the desktop but it wont work so does anyone have help.
My desktop is running windows x Service pac three and I think it runs home basic.
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Have got the IP address of the printer right on the desktop
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:57 AM   #10
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Got it to work. Thanks you guys helped me alot.
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