In article <i1iTfLFA4c9IFw0y@xxxxxxxxxx>,
Bernard Peek <bap@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> In message <zu6dnVmTj9GNJGjVnZ2dnUVZ8jWdnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, mellybelly
> <nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes
>>However I rarely use the desktop pc and could do with the space it takes up.
>>Is there any way of adapting the scanner and printer to work direct from the
>>laptop (other than physically taking it upstairs and plugging it in)
> Getting a printer to work on the network is pretty easy, what you need
> is a "print server." Some routers have the capability built in. Getting
> the scanner to work like that is practically impossible.
An all-in-one printer/scanner/fax] with network connection would
work nicely in this case. I bought an HP C6180 (now superceeded
but similar newer models available) for someone in the family and
that's how we use it. The printer is very nice from the hardware
point of view. The basic printer driver is good too, but the
spamvertising it installs at the same time is a right royal pain
in the arse, and the fancy HP scanning tools such as scanning a
whole document into a PDF file would be extremely useful, if it
actually worked, which it doesn't, but basic scanning is OK.
(I eventually worked out how install the printer driver without
the HP spamvertising.)
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