Buy a printer server or remote desktop?

Andrew

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I was wondering if I should buy a printer server to print my stuff wirelessly
to my home computer, or update my Windows XP Home Edition to Professional so
I can use the Remote Desktop, then wireless print from there. Which one is a
better?
 
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Andrew wrote:

> I was wondering if I should buy a printer server to print my stuff wirelessly
> to my home computer, or update my Windows XP Home Edition to Professional so
> I can use the Remote Desktop, then wireless print from there. Which one is a
> better?

Where is the computer you want to use to send print jobs? How is the
printer connected? If you have a wireless network at home, you can use
Remote Desktop from the remote computer, but your first alternative, if
I understand it correctly, can't work unless the remote computer is
within range of the home network (a few hundred feet at most).
 
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You can "share" the printer on your home computer, then add the printer as a
"Network Printer" on the laptop.

You can do this with XP Home; you don't need XP Professional or any
additional hardware.

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Bruce Sanderson MVP

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"Andrew" <Andrew@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I was wondering if I should buy a printer server to print my stuff
>wirelessly
> to my home computer, or update my Windows XP Home Edition to Professional
> so
> I can use the Remote Desktop, then wireless print from there. Which one is
> a
> better?