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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Miyazaki, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Miyazaki

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    I have my laptop connected wirelessly to my pc through my wireless router. My pc is hardwired to the router.

    I have a printer connected via usb to my main pc. My laptop connects to this printer to print documents via the network.

    The query is can I print documents from the laptop to the printer if the main pc is off. I think i used to be able to do this, but my common sense is telling me this is impossible as the printer isn't connected directly to the router, so there is no way the printer would be able to receive instruction if the pc is off.

    I just want to check that i'm not going mad. :suicide: :rolleyes:

    Cheers. :thumbsup:
     
  2. eviljohn2

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    You need the host computer to be on. I have the same arrangement but it's not too much of a problem. :)
     
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    Shouldnt be able to print with the main system off, as this is device that is making the printer available for sharing to other devices.

    You can purchase usb printer servers for a fairly low price these days, which will allow you to carry this out though. ~£40 if i recall correctly.
     
  4. Miyazaki

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    Cheers lads.
     

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