Currently, the printer in my home is connected to my PC; it is set to share; and every other computer in the house uses it as a network printer. All works fine... Sometimes, I must go out of town for a week, and I'd prefer to switch my PC to the OFF position while I'm away - but I can't - because then no one else would be able to use the printer.
Is there a way to connect a printer directly to a router so that anyone could use it without relying on a particular PC to be running?
I use an HP6510; needs a power cord and a USB connection. I've checked my current router and there's no USB connection on it anywhere!! Probably doesn't matter but some of the PC's are wired to the router while the upstairs PC's have a wireless connection.