What is wireless printing and why should you consider it?
20:41 29 May 2017
Wireless networks are proving to be very popular in both businesses and homes. The majority of these networks use Wi-Fi, which works the same way as Bluetooth and sends data using radio signals.
There are several available printers that have built-in WiFi transceivers. The printer must first be installed into the network so that other devices connected to the system can locate the printer. Compatible devices can then send print jobs to the printer.
Although wireless printing is beneficial, particularly in homes and businesses with many computers, it is important to know that it can be hacked. Thus, it is essential to secure your wireless network by using firewalls and password protection as well as a good encryption standard such as WiFi Protected Access. Some printers have a button that activates WPA encryption, allowing secure connections with other devices.
Wireless printing is very convenient and it can save you money by allowing all computers in your house or in your business to use the same printer. It also allows you to get rid of cables and does not chain you to one location.