wireless network printer

Karun Dambiec karun at karund.de
Sun Nov 23 12:28:47 UTC 2008

> I have a printer attached to my desktop which is running Ubuntu 8.04 and
> which I access using TurboPrint. I would like to access this printer
> from a laptop running Ubuntu 8.10 and wondered whether this was possible
> using a wireless connection. I have tried Google without any success as
> most information appears not to go beyond Ubuntu 7.10 and, even then,
> very little about wireless networking.
> I would be grateful if someone could tell me if it is possible to do
> what I would like to do and, if so, please point me in the right
> direction.
> Thanks
> Norman

Hi Norman,
Yes it is possible. You can setup samba or CUPS to share the printer, and
then connect to it using the notebook via CUPS.
The setup is the same as for any wired network, and the only difference is
that you are connecting to the desktop through a wireless connection.

Karun Dambiec

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