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Old 09-03-2008, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Make a computer act as a router for a printer..to make it wireless?

Hey, I have a Cannon MP510.

I just got a tablet, and I hate having to use a flash drive to print/scan everything. Is there anyway I can connect the printer to my desktop..and then using my desktop's wireless connection, make the printer into a wireless printer so that I can print from my tablet?

Thanks.
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:53 PM   #2
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Here's a link for "sharing" your printer in a wireless network. You're basically sharing the printer that's connected to your desktop via usb or parallel or firewire, then mapping to it from your wireless laptop. Keep in mind that the desktop pc needs to be on while attempting to connect to printer from laptop.

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1596
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:58 PM   #3
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Here's a link for "sharing" your printer in a wireless network. You're basically sharing the printer that's connected to your desktop via usb or parallel or firewire, then mapping to it from your wireless laptop. Keep in mind that the desktop pc needs to be on while attempting to connect to printer from laptop.

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1596
Awesome, thanks a lot.
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:59 PM   #4
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Good luck!
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:14 PM   #5
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Good luck!
Well that was easy...took 5 minutes ....and it works between Vista and XP despite different drivers. Yay
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