I have an HP wireless printer connected to my desktop via USB. It is also connected by ethernet cable to my router.
My wife sits across the room from me and is also connected to the router via ethernet cable. Neither of our desktops have a wireless card.
I would like to to wirelessly share the printer with her XP computer.
It seems to me the solution would be to install a wireless USB adapter on her computer and have it connect through the router to the printer.
I know very little about networking home computers and I'm just a bit paranoid; afraid that installing the USB adapter might somehow screw up the ethernet connection that we use and is currently working quite well. Preferably, I would like both of us to remain cabled to the router.
My question then is: It is probable that a wireless connection can be established from her desktop thru the router to the printer without screwing up her (or my) ethernet connection?
Hopefully, I've described my problem sufficiently, and asked the right question.