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Print Server Advice, Please!

I'm exploring the possibility of getting a print server. I'm currently sharing a printer through windows printer sharing capability, so in order for my laptop to print, my dekstop needs to be on since the printer is hooked up to the dekstop. I want to be able to print wirelessly from my laptop without my desktop needing to be on. Both computers run windows xp and my printer is HP PSC 1650. Chances are if i have to buy a new printer I'll stick with HP. Easy to install is preferred, although slightly more difficult with good instructions would be ok. Also, I don't really want to spend a tremendous amount of money and would prefer a small footprint since my fios router already takes up a fair amount of space. any suggestions?

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I suggest that you just buy an HP printer that supports wireless or ethernet so it can just get itself an IP address and will not rely on any Windows Network Shares to let you print. A print server will be over the top for just one printer.

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