How to make wireless print server out of your computer
Tired of all the inconveniences of wired access to your printer? Want to connect to your devices without tons of expensive cables? In this article, we’ll tell you how to redirect your printer over the network with a wireless print server or, even better, share your peripherals over any distance without using any additional hardware.
- What is wireless USB print server?
- How does it work?
- Alternative solutions for remote access
- Advantages of the software method
What is a wireless print server?
The main mission of any print server device is to share its USB interface over the network so that all network users can access equipment inserted into the port. The device reveals you from the need to plug and unplug your printer every time you want to access its features from a different machine. A print server will help you connect to a printer remotely. With that, if computers are connected over Wi-Fi, it will be a good idea to use a USB wireless print server.
A wireless print server USB hardware is a compact device that allows sharing the same USB printer among multiple users of a wireless network. The device lets any network user send print jobs to a remote printer any time. Thanks to a wireless print server, you can choose the most convenient location for your printer and place it anywhere at your home or office, as you are no longer limited by the length of a USB cable.
How does it work?
A wireless print server works over Wi-Fi using a special wireless module, so there is no need to run additional cables to connect the device to the network. All you need to do is link your printer to the hardware with a standard USB cable, connect the server to power supply network and that’s it. The solution is completely ready for use. On the front of the device, you’ll see a light indicator. Depending on the status of the device, the light can be green (when the server is active in the wireless network) or red (the standby mode).