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    Wireless Printer (Preferably All in One) Required

    Hiya,

    My Dad has got himself a laptop (with Vista on it), and so wants to be able to print from anywhere in the house wirelessly.

    He bought a Lexmark 4500 (I think it was), and it was a nightmare! Sometimes it would print, other times it would say Connection problem... so after faffing around with it for ages, he's taken it back.

    Can anyone suggest an alternative? I've been looking around but can't seem to see many options...

    Thanks a lot!

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    maurice;2553508

    Hi i have a HP c7180 wireless printer and its great but no longer made … Hi i have a HP c7180 wireless printer and its great but no longer made here are a few outhershttp://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/070226http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0379979190.1216378888@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccckadeejekgjdlcflgceggdhhmdfho.0&page=Product&sku=571561



    Thanks for that! The top one seems a good price, but the inks for HPs are quite expensive, aren't they?

    Mind you, he won't be printing out much, so I don't think the ink costs will bother him too much....

    I'll let him know about that one, thanks again! Rep left :thumbsup:

    I had the Lexmark X4550 and had the same problems with it. Pile of rubbish, even calling the helpline was useless. I ended up buying one that wasn't wireless as couldn't be bothered with the hassle plus this one only cost £29.99. It does all I need it to do and if it breaks down after a year at that price I don't care. Plus you can get ink pretty cheap online for it.

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    wilbur7;2553599

    I had the Lexmark X4550 and had the same problems with it. Pile of … I had the Lexmark X4550 and had the same problems with it. Pile of rubbish, even calling the helpline was useless. I ended up buying one that wasn't wireless as couldn't be bothered with the hassle plus this one only cost £29.99. It does all I need it to do and if it breaks down after a year at that price I don't care. Plus you can get ink pretty cheap online for it.]http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6702405/c_1/1%7Ccat_9555804%7CPrinters%7C9555875/Trail/searchtext%3EHP.htm



    I keep telling my dad to forget the wireless - I've an excellent Epson all-in-one, and the inks cost me £2 from the market! But he doesn't like the idea of having to go upstairs to the study to print (even though he'd have to go up there to pick up the printing anyway!?)

    That's dads for ya!

    I'll pass on the details of that one too... thanks!!

    That's dads for ya!



    I know the feeling. He will need to go and get the paper from the printer anyway so he will still have to make the journey upstairs. I tried a few wireless printers and all were more hassle than they were worth. Plus I don't do a great deal of printing. Good luck in finding one for him.

    just a thought, why not just get a network printer and plug that into your router, that way the laptop will be wireless but the printer will be available as long as the network is available if you see what im struggling to say...

    Yes HP are more expensive than lexmark or epson, but they are vastly superior. I spent 5 years selling office equipment (all be it about 6 years ago) and i wouldnt touch lexmark, epson are ok, but their ink is misleading in price. Canon are ok...about the same as epson. You think the ink is cheap however you will buy it more often. HP inks hold LOTS of ink and they are very economical with it, seems expensive when you have to buy one, but its cheaper in the long run!

    BFM

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    BurningFeetMan;2554694

    just a thought, why not just get a network printer and plug that into … just a thought, why not just get a network printer and plug that into your router, that way the laptop will be wireless but the printer will be available as long as the network is available if you see what im struggling to say...Yes HP are more expensive than lexmark or epson, but they are vastly superior. I spent 5 years selling office equipment (all be it about 6 years ago) and i wouldnt touch lexmark, epson are ok, but their ink is misleading in price. Canon are ok...about the same as epson. You think the ink is cheap however you will buy it more often. HP inks hold LOTS of ink and they are very economical with it, seems expensive when you have to buy one, but its cheaper in the long run!BFM



    Hmm... that's interesting... never thought of getting a networked printer....

    Very good idea!

    And I take your point on the ink too...

    Great post, thanks a lot!! :thumbsup:
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