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    wireless printer needed asap?

    i really need one and there is so much about that i dont know whats best and thought right my fellow hukd,s! i always trust your opinions, as we are heading back to school i need one badly i,m back on the 14th and the kids a week later so need one up and running! thanks all

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    depends on how much u need to print ?

    Original Poster

    lots! well theres 3 /4 lots of schoolwork and obviously one of them is mine which is staff and not homework as such!

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    wulshaz;5917679

    lots! well theres 3 /4 lots of schoolwork and obviously one of them is … lots! well theres 3 /4 lots of schoolwork and obviously one of them is mine which is staff and not homework as such!



    obv wouldnt wanna spend too much on ink, so id recommend sumin which can be used with a CISS
    Epson Id say

    Original Poster

    i have an epson which i love but its got to be wireless now as the boys are going to use it more for homework and me to create homework! lol

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    wulshaz;5917703

    i have an epson which i love but its got to be wireless now as the boys … i have an epson which i love but its got to be wireless now as the boys are going to use it more for homework and me to create homework! lol



    if its already attached to ur computer/laptop u can always network it

    Original Poster

    i,m confused now! its all attached through wires and usb i thought i had to buy a new wireless one? no?

    Ethernet laser printers are the way to go. Much more reliable, far fewer of those wireless-related headaches when things randomly refuse to work, and laser printers are great because toner is insanely cheap. I think we've had something like 2000 printouts out of the tenner that I spent on a couple of bottles of toner refill two or three years ago.

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    wulshaz;5917726

    i,m confused now! its all attached through wires and usb i thought i had … i,m confused now! its all attached through wires and usb i thought i had to buy a new wireless one? no?



    if u can keep ur pc/laptop on for when they need to print and have the printer attached to ur comp, its easy

    wireless printing comes handy if u dont want it attached to any pc/laptop

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    dxx;5917734

    Ethernet laser printers are the way to go. Much more reliable, far fewer … Ethernet laser printers are the way to go. Much more reliable, far fewer of those wireless-related headaches when things randomly refuse to work, and laser printers are great because toner is insanely cheap. I think we've had something like 2000 printouts out of the tenner that I spent on a couple of bottles of toner refill two or three years ago.



    sorry to interupt, color laser would be expensive and CISS for epson will be best solution in my opinion.

    OP , whats ur model no ?

    Original Poster

    yeh i dont mind having the printer attached to the pc (we only have one pc base unit now the rest are laptops) as long as we can all print from it?

    Original Poster

    epson d68 stylus i think it is without going checking!

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    wulshaz;5917756

    yeh i dont mind having the printer attached to the pc (we only have one … yeh i dont mind having the printer attached to the pc (we only have one pc base unit now the rest are laptops) as long as we can all print from it?



    yep. and i presume laptops are connected wirelessly with ur home wireless router ?

    sorry i am terrible at explain things over the web

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    wulshaz;5917759

    epson d68 stylus i think it is without going checking!


    ciss is available for that.

    so if u can spare about £15-£20

    that should get u ciss with ink filled for upto about 2000 normal pages if not more

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    gR8_mUndA;5917768

    yep. and i presume laptops are connected wirelessly with ur home wireless … yep. and i presume laptops are connected wirelessly with ur home wireless router ?sorry i am terrible at explain things over the web


    lol np i am normally worse! everything is connected wirelessy apart from the printer it is hooked up to the base unit pc.

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    wulshaz;5917776

    lol np i am normally worse! everything is connected wirelessy apart from … lol np i am normally worse! everything is connected wirelessy apart from the printer it is hooked up to the base unit pc.



    ok ill explain u step by step, ull have to follow steps 1-6 on ur base pc once and then steps 7-end on every computer u wanna connect. its easy.

    1. go to control panel --> printer n faxes
    2. right click ur printer and properties and then sharing tab.
    3. click on If u understand........................................, click here
    4. choose, just enable
    5. click share this printer
    6. put a name, id advise without spaces. so lets say HOMED68

    now ur printer is ready to be shared.

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    wulshaz;5917776

    lol np i am normally worse! everything is connected wirelessy apart from … lol np i am normally worse! everything is connected wirelessy apart from the printer it is hooked up to the base unit pc.



    whats ur operating system and what OS is everybody else running ?

    Original Poster

    oh jeez windows xp and vista

    Original Poster

    sorry was trying to chase the wee one off the xbox and into bed!

    I have been looking recently and found 3
    1 was an Epson (but cant find it anymore) but was about £50something
    2. was a lexmark in PC World and Tesco for under £50 (I think they are crap thou)
    3. a HP 5480 Great one and i choose it, it was £54 from Tesco this weekend and the really big ink is 75% off at Play ATM

    gR8_mUndA;5917750

    sorry to interupt, color laser would be expensive and CISS for epson will … sorry to interupt, color laser would be expensive and CISS for epson will be best solution in my opinion.OP , whats ur model no ?



    That CISS thing does look interesting. I don't suppose, have you any idea how much it would cost with one of them to print a 6x4" photograph?

    Tesco are doing loads of printers half price at the moment, including an HP wi-fi one for around £50 (can't remember exactly). The price of the ink cartridges are often more than the printer, so whichever you go for check the ink prices before buying.

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    g1bbuk;5918640

    Tesco are doing loads of printers half price at the moment, including an … Tesco are doing loads of printers half price at the moment, including an HP wi-fi one for around £50 (can't remember exactly). The price of the ink cartridges are often more than the printer, so whichever you go for check the ink prices before buying.



    hp ones are good but most of hp ones have a single cartridge which hold all three colors, making it impossible for CISS to work and too much of a pain to refil it every 2 days.

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    dxx;5918560

    That CISS thing does look interesting. I don't suppose, have you any idea … That CISS thing does look interesting. I don't suppose, have you any idea how much it would cost with one of them to print a 6x4" photograph?



    ive had this ciss for my epson sx200 for more than a week and its simply amazing.

    just make sure u get Verison 5 ARC cartridges and works a treat. well id say, very very less.

    i bagged myself 500ml color ink(any color) for £5.36 from svp, which is very cheap and will last forver.

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    wulshaz;5917873

    oh jeez windows xp and vista



    u can pm and ill help u thre

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    wouldnt it be easier to connect the printer to your wireless router? then you wouldnt need the base PC on.

    ehow.com/how…tml

    ehow.com/how…tml

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    gR8_mUndA;5919023

    u can pm and ill help u thre


    why not post in the thread for any other interested parties?

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    csiman;5919047

    wouldnt it be easier to connect the printer to your wireless router? then … wouldnt it be easier to connect the printer to your wireless router? then you wouldnt need the base PC on.http://www.ehow.com/how_2317403_share-printer-over-wireless-router.htmlhttp://www.ehow.com/how_2091717_access-printer-through-wireless-router.html



    it is not much easier, but pointless imo cos if u have to scan or copy anything, ull ultimately have to go to printer, so wouldnt make sense for me.

    and involves extra cost.

    so i think networking a printer works nearly the same.

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    csiman;5919054

    why not post in the thread for any other interested parties?



    i can help people if they are online so i can help em if they get stuck.

    no point in writing long pages if they cant do anything !?!?!?!
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