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WLAN printer - print comfortably without cables
In the past, printers had to be connected to a computer for printing. Network-compatible printers later appeared, which could be integrated into an existing network. In the meantime, this integration is not only possible using the classic wired method, but also via WLAN. This enables new application scenarios and remote installation locations. This means that the printer can easily be set up anywhere, even if there is no network socket nearby. During commissioning, the printer only needs to be integrated into an existing WLAN. Depending on the model, this setup can be carried out directly on the printer or via a connected computer. In addition, thanks to their network capability, these printers have the advantage that they can be used by multiple computers and users.
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Fast setup thanks to WPS
In addition to the classic variant, setting up using the WLAN name and a password, it is now possible to add devices to the WLAN via WPS on many devices. WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup and enables the device to be easily connected to the WLAN. To do this, the WPS mode must be activated on the router and the printer. The printer is then integrated into the network in a few seconds.
In addition to the 2,4 Ghz band, many WLAN printers now also support the 5 Ghz band, which is an advantage because the 5 Ghz band usually has to be shared with fewer devices. If the printer is available in the WLAN, you can print with the appropriate printer drivers from modern operating systems such as macOS, Windows or Linux.
Print directly from the iPhone
In addition, many of these printers can use Wi-Fi Direct, a standard with which other WLAN-enabled devices can connect directly to the printer and send print jobs. A large number of devices support the AirPrint interface, so that iOS and macOS devices can easily print to the corresponding printer.
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