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Old 11-05-2011, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default Wireless Router Connection Sstuff

I need some advice on wireless routers please, the issuesare as follows.

I have an excellent and reliable HP Laserjet 1020 USB printerthat I donít want to change. I want toprint to this wirelessly from two separate laptops.

The questions and issues are as follows:

I already have a separate Kodak Hero 7.1 colour printerconnected to my existing wireless router which is a Netgear N150 (suppliedthrough Orange broadband)

This router has an inadequate wireless range for my purposesand I am prepared to buy a higher spec router with a better wireless range. If I get a router with a USB input, can Isimply connect the HP Laserjet to it to enable wireless printing?

In addition, could I also connect an external hard drive tothis router to enable wireless connection to store photos etc and would this bevia one of the Ethernet ports on the router?

Would a dual band router be best?
Hoping someone can help. Thanks
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You'd have to look at the specs for the wireless router and make sure that the USB port can be used as a print server port. Likely it can. There are also stand-alone printer server wireless devices which you can use.

I would seriously recommend an actual NAS for network storage-- you can control access to various files better, and using a network cable can be better than trying to squirt data through a USB connection.
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Thanks, that's very helpful.
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