wireless network printer

norman norman at littletank.org
Sun Nov 23 15:07:32 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.

> 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.

Thanks - I set up to use CUPS and, sure enough, I could contact the
printer when printing from OpenOffice, for example. The problem I have
is apparently with TurboPrint. I will contact the suppliers of the


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