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Wireless connection for the CANON ip4600

Will a print server enable this printer to be used wirelessly, please. Help appreciated

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You in a way can but u need to buy a adapter that goes into your modem. apart from that it is possible to sign it into one computer and have it on "share" so that other computers on the same network can still print but for this you need to keep that computer it's connected to on for long periods of time or when you need to use the printer

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