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Hey everyone,

I am looking for some info here. I have 2 HP Laser printers. One is an HP LaserJet 4 and the other is a LaserJet 5. I got a deal on both of them that I would have been dumb to pass up. The HP 4 has the extra carrier with it for the 11 x 14 paper also each of them has an HP Direct Jet network card in them. SO... I was wondering if any of you have ever thought of, tried or knows anyone that might have taken one of the Linksys wireless network adaptors designed primarily for the Xbox/PS2 and tried to use it on one of these printers using a small piece of network wire. I am wondering if it will work. I had this idea tonight at work while I was filling charts away. anyone got any ideas, thought, comments, questions, concerns on this. The reason I am looking at this is cause I am thinking about putting one of the printers on one floor in the house and putting the other on another floor. I am basically trying to go with the to lazy to run wire theory here also to lazy to print something from a laptop and then have to walk upstairs to get it.
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I have another question that maybe some of you might have an idea on. I was looking at both printers and the SIMM's that go in them look like there nothing more than EDO RAM. So here is the question... Does anyone think I could get away with using that stuff since I have pretty many sticks of that sitting around doing nothing but collecting dust.
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I thought you had to have a print server.I don't have anything wireless
yet,only a matter of time,when I do I'll no everything there is to no.lol
But I'am not much help in this.sorry
http://www.linksys.com/products/product ... 7&prid=440


EDORAM
http://www.totallydrivers.com/resources ... s.asp?id=E

Scan the Forums at BroadBand = wireless forums
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/wlan


http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/r ... ~mode=flat

Here's another :
http://forums.techguy.org/archive/index ... 3-p-8.html


http://www.connectedhomemag.com/HomeOff ... leID=42305

I think you need this ...lol
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/index.htm

or this :

http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/

HP wireless forum :
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/foru ... goryId=270
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Post 3+ Months Ago

If you are talking about one of these little guys, then yes, it will work the way you want it. All this is is a converter that converts regular ethernet to wireless. It should work if you plug it into a computer, Xbox, printer, anything that has a regular ethernet port.

As far as the printer RAM, I have no idea. I though most Laserjets took some odd 100pin ram. If it looks like regular EDO RAM would fit, I guess try it. If it donesn't work you will probably just burn up the old RAM chip.

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