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Intallation of Print Server


FPCH New Member
Sep 27, 2006
I Purchased a D-Link DPR -1260 USB Print Server for my Dell Laptop and Desktop. My operating system is Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (On both). I was told I could have my laptop wireless and my desk top hard wired to my printer by using this USB Print Server. I had problems installing the print server so I called the Tech Service for help. The Tech then informed me that I also had to have a Wireless Rounter in order to install and use the device? Other people had told me the Print Server was all I needed. Can any body tell me which it is? Do I have to have a Wireless Router?
Thank You,


FPCH Member
Jan 21, 2006
Telford, UK
Hi Cheri

Yes, the print server you have bought requires to be connected to a wired or wireless network. I read this as the first "system requirement" on page four of the manual. It is obviously therefore not a wireless network transmitter (or "hot spot") in its own right, it just sits on an existing network.

Based on this, it is probably easiest to purchase a wireless router. Do either of the computers connect to the Internet?