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  • Need Help with my network configuration

    I have just got ADSL connection the ISP has given me a NB1300 PLUS 4 which has a built in router, my problem is that I have 3 laptops and they are all connected to it and are happly working and having access to the internet, the problem is this how do I introduce a printer in the equation and have all laptops able to print. do I need anything else,
    pls help

  • #2
    What are the operating systems on all the laptops?
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
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    • #3
      need help with my network configuration

      All Laptops are running on window XP

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      • #4
        1) you 'could' get a TCP/IP compliant printer, and plug this into the ethernet port of the Netcomm NB1300+, and then set the IP of the printer to the same Address mask as the network, point the Laptops to a virtual IP printer port, and it should all be working.

        2) Alternatively, you can plug a normal printer into a laptop (the laptop you would preffer to be the server for the others, which would also be the laptop that would be onsite the most), then set the printer/file sharing to share the printer, and then install a "network printer" onto the other 2 laptops to use this printer as a network device.

        Option 1 will cost a little more, as IP compliant printers are usually priced slightly higher, but it will mean each laptop will have a "virtual local printer port" and be able to connect without the requirement of another laptop (server laptop).

        Option 2 is cheaper, and easy to implement, but then you need to dedicate a laptop to the network, which defeats the purpose of a portable machine, it also means if your "dedicated server" goes down, you loose the printer from the rest of the computers.

        B.

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        • #5
          To add to Brian's options, number 3.
          You could get one of these little doo hickeys and connect the printer to it. I have a Netgear FR114P so my Samsung CLP500 acts as a network printer. (saved about $300 on the network version of this printer). There are many print server options available. http://www.google.com.au/search?q=%2...rt=10&sa=N
          1 1 was a racehorse.
          2 2 was 1 2.
          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
          2 2 1 1 2

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