I just received my dad's new Dell Inspiron 15 in the mail. I'm configuring everything and was wondering if there's anyway I can setup the printer in our other room so that my dad can print to it wirelessly. I assume I cannot and that I need a print server device (unless I "tether" it to our desktop). Here's our setup:
- Desktop PC plugged into switch port on wireless router
- Printer plugged into Desktop PC
- New laptop connected to wireless router via wireless (duh)
I assume the most I can do it some sort of tethering to connect the printer via a shared printer from the desktop (meaning the desktop needs to be on for it to work). If that is the only way, what would I have to do to get that set up? Would be just be to enable the printer to be shared on the desktop then on the laptop search for a printer? Would I search for a local printer or a network printer?
Thanks in advance.