Printer Tip No. 3
Cutting the cord is more prevalent than ever in today’s market and the printing industry is not immune to that trend. Many manufacturers are touting a built-in wireless connectivity as a major feature, but should you pay major money for it?
Well, two questions can answer this dilemma for you: “do you have a network in your home or office?” And “do you have more than one computer you want to print from?” If the answer is yes to both, then you’ll want to consider either a Wi-Fi or Ethernet (wired network) connection. If the answer is no to either, than a plain old direct connection via USB will work just fine.
Wireless connections can slow down print speeds depending on how fast your network connection is but the benefits can include easier access for employees or family members, no expensive cables, web-enabled features, cloud printing and embedded web servers.
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