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Can you connect multiple computers to one printer without a router?

Find out how to connect multiple computers to one print station in this expert response.

Can you give the print server an address so that it doesn't have to get one from DHCP so that you could access it without a router?

For example, we have two laptops and a wireless printer all in the same network address range. Could the two laptops print without a router/switch, you'd be printing from a TCP/IP port to the printer?

That's how you use network printers, but you would need a switch to connect more than one machine to print from.
This was last published in October 2008

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