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    wireless printers

    I live in a neighborhood with a lot of wireless connections. Took a lot of tweaking to stop dropped connections. Do wireless printers drop connection easily? Would be nice to let kids print their homework from their PC, anytime instead of my having to do it when I'm home.

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    I have a lot of networks in my neighborhood as well so I upgraded to a router with dual band capability. All my neighbors are on the 2.4 GHz band while I'm on the 5 GHz band, ALL ALONE!

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    These just show the networks within range of my home.

    In my case my wireless printer (Canon MP 620) was somewhat intermittent. To connect regularly with my laptops, I connected the Printer through an ethernet cable directly to the router. Now both laptops can print wirelessly to the printer across my network. Now my router or my printer do not drop connections.
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    I live in a rural area with few wireless networks to worry about. I use a Brother wireless printer, with no Ethernet cables, and it works amazingly well.
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    Infael,

    I use a wireless HP printer in my motorhome. This is used in campgrounds where there are all kinds of wireless signals floating around and I've never had a problem with the printer dropping a connection, my router/repeater dropping connection to the campground wifi is another matter. Make sure your router has encryption enabled.
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