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Old 08-03-2010, 01:16 PM
 
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Hi,

What does it mean when an All in one printer/copier/fax/scanner is wireless? Does it mean I can fax without being hooked up to a phone line? I want to get an "all in one" but am thinking about disconnecting my home phone. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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No, it means it can connect to your wireless network. It would still have to be hooked up to a phone line to send/receive a fax.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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Thanks Maggie....So what is the purpose of it connecting to the wireless network? What functions does it perform?
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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Wireless printers are one of the most misunderstood things people buy. Wireless just means you can connect it to your network (so all your computers can access it) without plugging it into your network router. If you have a wireless router and a wireless printer, you could connect the printer to your network if it were in a different room than your router. Just like you can walk around the house with a wireless laptop and be connected to your network. But since most people wind up putting the network printer right next to the router, there's no reason to use wireless. Just use a cable to connect it to the router since they're right beside each other and wired connections are about a billion times more reliable.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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Oh.....Ok. Thanks Cali for the info. I understand.......
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