Top 3 reasons to get a wireless printer

18. February 2012 07:33 by Calvin Yu in Troubleshooting and Printer Tips  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

HP 8500 ink printerThe age of wireless is upon us, with wireless Internet, wireless telephony, and wireless networking transforming the way we communicate, learn, and work. The advantages of wireless also carry over to using wireless printers, the new revolution of devices that print seamlessly, quickly, and without the use of wires.

Here are the top three reasons to get a wireless printer:

  1. You will save time and money
    Printing with a wireless device is cheaper than using a traditional printer.  Imagine the amount of wires you can cut from your budget by switching to a wireless printer, like the HP 8500 ink printer with the wireless option. You can easily save up to hundreds of dollars on wires, especially in an office or home where you need to connect the printer to multiple computers.  On top of that, you will only need one wireless printer for all your printing needs instead of buying more printers when printing jobs are coming from more than one location.  Suppose that your family members use computers in the living room and your children use computers in their bedrooms. Connecting them all to one wired printer could require yards and yards of cords strewn along the ground and through walls. Your family members may be forced to carry their computers to the printer in order to print something, or you may have to buy a printer for each room or each computer.  With a wireless printer, you don’t need to do either, saving you money and hours of setup time.
  2. They are easier to work with
    Connecting a wired printer to networks and desktops is a complex process that can easily give you headaches and frustrate you.
    To set up a wired network, you will need to connect the printer via wire to a host computer and connect the network and its other computers together.  Making sure that all computers are connected to the appropriate workgroup and network is a hassle that can irritate even the most experienced network administrators.  In a wired printer setup, the host computer that is directly connected to the printer must be turned on whenever someone wants to print. If it is turned off, the printer will not accept jobs and will not work.  A wireless printer is always on. It does not require a host computer to be turned on in order to process printing jobs.
    Additionally, wireless printing erases some annoyances of wired printing. Printing from a smartphone, tablet computer, or other mobile device that does not have an Ethernet port is nearly impossible with a wired printer. With a wireless printer, it’s a cinch since any electronic device that is capable of picking up a wireless signal can send printing jobs.
  3. Wireless Printing Technology Has Caught Up
    It would be one thing if wireless printers were costlier and slower or if the selection of wireless printers were poor.
    But that’s not the case anymore. All major printer brands make wireless printers of all varieties: inkjet, laser, and the like.  Prices for wireless printers are comparable to traditional wired printers. With today’s wireless network technology, the speed of printing from a wireless printer is on par with or quicker than doing the same with a wired printer.

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