piranarew wrote:Well, I am not sure that this will work but you could always look for a printer with a network port and connect it to a router. Though this may work I am not sure if the mac's have TCP/IP.
Mac OS X uses TCP/IP natively. Microsoft, Novell, Apple and others are all using TCP/IP instead of protocols like AppleTalk, NetBeui, IPX and SPX etc.
STUMPOFWAR wrote:I coach a high school debate team and we travel around alot and work out of hotel rooms and other temporary locations quite a bit. So here my deal.....
I would like to set up local wireless network between our various computers. I would like to share files and I would like to make our team laser printer available to each laptop. Sometimes our hotels/schools offer broadband so I'd like to have that available on the created locl network as well.
I figure I need a wireless router.....but beyond that I'm clueless. I'm willing to buy the needed hardware to get this done. I'm a teacher so it's a tax write-off but suggestions on economically friendly alternatives would be appreciated.
Also, My team is mixed computer wise......about 50/50 PC & Mac. I have both personally. So please let me know of any issues that we may have.
Any and all help would be appreciated
First you'd need to make sure all the laptops have wireless cards in them, if they don't then a USB 802.11g adaptors
or PCMIA 802.11g adaptors
are probably your best bet. (Chcek for Mac compatability though).
Then you need a wireless router or access point, I can reccomend something like this
Then you simply configure your network, all that stuff is Plug and Play, so it should work easily with a Mac or PC, and Mac OS X and Windows XP will automatically configure the wireless network properly in most cases. Then you can attach the printer (usually with a USB cable) to one of the laptops and access it from the other laptops via the wireless link.
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