RICHMOND HILL, ON, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Are you ready to reap the benefits of
wireless printing but unsure of your options?(1) You may be surprised to know
that there are several ways to print wirelessly at home, according to the
experts at Lexmark International, Inc.
"People are often surprised to learn just how easy it is to cut the cord
that ties their computers to their printers and experience the freedom of
mobility that comes with Wi-Fi printing," said Paul A. Rooke, Lexmark
executive vice president and president of its Consumer Printer Division.
Wireless printing options
1. Installing a print server has been the traditional way of connecting
a printer to a Wi-Fi access point. Although this option works, it
limits where you can put this equipment in your home because it
requires that you connect your printer via cable to the print server.
Other potential frustrations of using a print server include the fact
that you need to purchase the print server separately and it is
possible to run into compatibility issues with the rest of your
2. Direct, wired connections between a printer and a router are easier
and a far more typical approach in most homes, but it ties you to the
router, which limits your mobility and printer location.
3. Another option is to use your desktop PC as a relay to enable
wireless laptop printing, known as printer sharing. Keep in mind that
it doesn't work if the desktop computer is powered down, or even
asleep, which means you have to make sure your desktop stays on.
That's neither energy- nor time-efficient. You also must have two
computers or laptops in this scenario, one hooked to your printer and
the other for working wirelessly.
4. Using a wireless printer and router is the latest technology in
wireless for the home, and is the easiest and most economical way to
connect but still cut the cord between your computer and printer.
Many computers made over the last three years are wireless capable
(or can be fitted with a wireless adapter), so all you should need is
a wireless router and a wireless printer. Both are easy to install
and use, and there are a variety of choices for nearly every budget.
Lexmark, for example, has introduced a new line of wireless printers
starting at $99.99(2).
The wonderful world of Wi-Fi printing
Using a wireless printer and router gives you the most benefits,
- Wireless printing anywhere within your wireless network - giving you
more mobility and reducing cable clutter.
- Step-by-step guide for quick and easy installation and use.
- Save time, space and money by allowing multiple users to use one
printer - wirelessly.
- The freedom to place your printer almost anywhere in your home - you
decide based on what suits your usage preferences and décor, with no
worries about shackling it to your wireless router or computer.
For maximum productivity, choose a wireless all-in-one printer that not
only allows you to print wirelessly, but scan, fax and access media card slots
as well. Lexmark's new line of wireless printers provides a variety of
choices, such as the new Lexmark X6570, which offers business-class features
such as two-sided printing, fax, automatic document feeder and vibrant,
borderless photo printing.
"The beauty of Wi-Fi printing is that it transforms virtually any room in
your house into a comfortable work space, so long as it's within reach of your
wireless network," said Rooke. "That's why more and more people are catching
the wireless wave."
For more information about wireless printing, visit
Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) provides businesses and consumers
in more than 150 countries with a broad range of printing and imaging
products, solutions and services that help them to be more productive. In
2006, Lexmark reported $5.1 billion in revenue. Learn how Lexmark can help you
get more done at www.lexmark.com.
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(1) 802.11 b/g/n wireless network required for all wireless functions.
Subject to the range and capabilities of your wireless router and
access to electricity.
(2) All prices are estimated street prices in Canadian dollars - actual
prices may vary.
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Canada, (905) 763-5471, firstname.lastname@example.org; Sheryl Steinberg, Red Letter
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