Forum home Mountain biking forum The hub

wireless Priters??

allthegearnoideaallthegearnoidea Posts: 4,077
edited May 2011 in The hub
Morning Hubbers! how we all doin???

do any of you guys use wireless printers?? been nosing at them as our lexmark all in one is getting a little tired, figure a wireless printer would be a good soloution as have the main computer and netbook, but is it possible to print from your phone to a wireless printer?? (blackberry's)

are there any good ones out there that dont cost the earth and are there any to Avoid??

any tips and pointers Greatly recieved!

Many thnaks in adcvance, and Happy easter to you all!
Timmo.
After all, I am Cornish!
http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481

Posts

  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    I've got an HP wireless allinone hardwired to the PC and a netbook connected wirelessly. I have my HTC wildfire on the samw wifi network but not managed the print from phone thing yet, maybe it's my lack of knowledge on the matter that is stopping it working.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • the wife has informed me there i an ap for the blackberrys to allow printing wirelssly, so may look into it as she mentioned was for specific printers???
    be good to be able to do such though,
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • pyro_maniacpyro_maniac Posts: 232
    i have an hp all in one printer, and it prints directly from my iphone via an app, dont know if it works with blackberrys though
    works well and doesnt cost a small fortune to replace the inks
  • hennezhennez Posts: 255
    i've got a canon multifunction sort of thing that prints wirelessly but the stupid thing wont work and everytime i turn it on it comes up with some stupid error message... :x
    My bike takes me places that school never could
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    I've had three wireless printers in the last year, my Epsom broke and they wouldn't repair it as I was using a ciss ink system, I then had a hp all in one that kept uninstalling itself and blocking the ink cartidge chips, even though the cartidges were still half full

    I now have a brother dcp515 which has been no trouble at all, it prints from my iPhone, has no chips on the cartridges and I get 12 assorted xl size cartridges from eBay for 13 notes posted. As my other half is a teacher we drink ink with her work and my map and tshirt printing, but have only had to change the carts once in 3 months
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    Oh and the printer only cost me 65 quid with free delivery from euro office, it arrived the next day
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • allthegearnoideaallthegearnoidea Posts: 4,077
    Thanks Gazlar, liking the sounmd of that!!
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • leafliteleaflite Posts: 1,651
    I would reccomend a hp officejet pro 8500. A bit big and bulky and expensive, but it prints thousands of pages (around 20,00 b&w iirc) to a cartridge, the cartridges are not too expensive and it prints and scans in excellent quality. Other HP ones I have used have been similarly good.

    My mate bought a lexmark one(the one that came second in the gadget show test iirc) and asked me to set it up as he is not very good with computers. It took HOURS to get the thing working, and it worked for a few weeks, before it refused to connect to the wireless network. Another few hours later, and it seems to be working again, but it took far longer to set up than a HP and the print quality seems to be worse.
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    what I would say is that the print quality is just a tiny tiny bit grainier with the brother than other printers I've used, but only when you look really really closely, in general though its been an absolutely brilliant printer, The last 3 (had 2 of the same Hp ones after Hp replaced the first one that broke) have been such a faff and a pain, this has been troble free, it works quickly on the wireless and has proper press buttons that work, not smart touchscreen buttons with hidden menus.
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • rhextrhext Posts: 1,639
    I have a HP one: works a treat! Wouldn't go back to wired.
  • roadracedaveroadracedave Posts: 106
    I've just bought a HP Wireless one and its the bomb! There are only laptops in my house, so having to plug a printer in was a right ball ache. Wireless printing is the future!

    I haven't really looked at printing from my phone, although having a Windows Phone I doubt there is an app available yet. I know on the slightly higher up HP models you can email documents directly to the printer which could come in pretty handy.

    I steered away from the Lexmark models as from previous experience, and has been mentioned here, they are a nightmare to install and get working continously, and they seem to cost the earth to run.

    With the HP, you just switch it on, it takes about 10-15 seconds to connect to the network and your ready to print. sorted! All our laptops are running Win 7 SP1 and I've not run into any issues yet.
Sign In or Register to comment.