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Yes the wireless printers need router

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Then you have to install the full drivers for the printer and tell it the printer is connected wirelessly and it looks for it and finds its IP address and allows you to connect to it.

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You want to connect a printer to the network.
If you have Ethernet port on the printer then you can connect it to the router with the ethernet cable. IF it is wireless printer then you will need to connect to the wireless network on the printer. In both the cases you will need to set up your printer as a network printer. If you contact the manufacturer of the printer they will tell you how to do it.
If you do not have ethernet port on the printer and it has only USB port and it is not a wireless printer then you will need a print server. You can purchase a wireless print server and you can set it up so that all the computers will be able to print onthe same printer.
If you have only the USB port and you don't want to use print server, then you can connect your printer to one of your computer. Enable File and printer sharing on all the computer. If you go to microsoft.com and search for file and printer sharing, you will get steps to enable file and printer sharing.
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I have changed my wirelss router toa Linksys and now need to set up wirelss printing from my HP6110. how do I do this? The new wireless router is a WRT310N.


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If yes then you can open the router set up page on
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Its now mandatory that we need have a wireless router to connect to a wireless printer. Few wireless printer can be connected via ADHOC (ie) without a router.

Printers can work with APIPA (Automated Private IP Address)of the wiress PC.Kindly revert back for any clarification.

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Adding a wireless printer to an existing wireless router


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