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Wireless networks are swiftly becoming popular in homes around the country – despite the British tendancy for well-built walls that dull radio signals. People are latching onto the fact that not only can they connect PCs across the house without running cables, but that sitting on the sofa with a laptop can be a great place to browse the net.
But what’s really a drag is when you have to transfer your document or picture to a certain machine to be able to print it out. Nobody really wants to have a printer attached to each computer, so you’ve either got to put your data on a memory stick, or email it to a webmail account, or finally get around to setting up proper file sharing across all of your machines, making sure that nobody manages to get into that folder sitting somewhere on an obscure drive letter and labelled ‘Stuff’.
What if you could have a printer that you could print to wirelessly? Well, you can, and expensive network printers have been around for ages. Sporting an Ethernet jack on the back, they can connect directly to a wireless router for access by anyone on the network.
However, the chances are that you already have a perfectly good USB inkjet printer or similar, and don’t fancy spending a whole heap of extra dosh just to upgrade such an unglamorous component of your home network. Well, Belkin might just have the answer with its USB wireless print server.