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.

Current top sellers among WLAN printers

Bestseller no. 1
HP DeskJet 2720e All-in-One Printer - Color Inkjet - 6 months Instant Ink included ...
HP DeskJet 2720e All-in-One Printer - Color Inkjet - 6 months Instant Ink included ...
Complete connectivity: smartphone, tablet, WiFi, USB, Google Drive, Dropbox
75,80 EUR
11,84 EURBestseller no. 4
HP ENVY 6420e multifunction printer (HP +, printer, copier, scanner, mobile fax transmission, WLAN, ...
HP ENVY 6420e multifunction printer (HP +, printer, copier, scanner, mobile fax transmission, WLAN, ...
1 year manufacturer warranty, with HP + Opt In: 2 year manufacturer warranty
129,90 EUR −11,84 EUR 118,06 EUR
Bestseller no. 5
Canon PIXMA TS3150 printer color inkjet multifunctional device DIN A4 (scanner, copier, 4.800 x ...
Canon PIXMA TS3150 printer color inkjet multifunctional device DIN A4 (scanner, copier, 4.800 x ...
INTERFACE - USB, WLAN, access point mode, WLAN PictBridge
97,00 EUR
9,90 EURBestseller no. 7
HP ENVY 6020e multifunction printer (HP +, printer, scanner, copier, WLAN, Airprint) including 6 ...
HP ENVY 6020e multifunction printer (HP +, printer, scanner, copier, WLAN, Airprint) including 6 ...
Warranty: 1 year manufacturer warranty, with HP + Opt In: 2 year manufacturer warranty
109,90 EUR −9,90 EUR 100,00 EUR
2,48 EURBestseller no. 9
Canon PIXMA TS3350 printer color inkjet multifunctional device DIN A4 (scanner, copier, 4.800 x ...
Canon PIXMA TS3350 printer color inkjet multifunctional device DIN A4 (scanner, copier, 4.800 x ...
INTERFACE - USB, WLAN, access point mode, WLAN PictBridge
75,00 EUR −2,48 EUR 72,52 EUR
Bestseller no. 10
HP LaserJet Pro M15w Laser Printer (Black and White Printer, WLAN, Airprint) White
HP LaserJet Pro M15w Laser Printer (Black and White Printer, WLAN, Airprint) White
Print quality: up to 600 x 600 dpi; Connections: Hi-Speed ​​USB 2.0, WiFi, mobile printing
122,97 EUR

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.

Convenient printing via wireless LAN: A wireless printer is the perfect solution if you have several computers in a household. - Photo: Elena-Hoelzer / Bigstock

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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