Originally Posted by Hightower
Sorry guys, be basic in what you type Computers for Dummy here
I have a broadband Router that both desktops are plugged. It is a wireless router, but I'm only using the wireless feature for my Laptop and that very rarely gets used at home.
I want to shy away from having the printer on a network because you have to have all computers working to be able to print from one.....Is that right??
I just kind of want a USB cable that plugs in to both computers and whichever the computer that I'm wanting to print from send that to the printer.
You don't need both computers on to print with your current set up (via the router). You just need the one with the printer connected turned on.
Your other option would be to get a small cheap ethernet print server, Something like this:
TP-Link TL-PS110U Print server - Hi-Speed USB
You connect it to your a spare port on your router and then anything on your network (wireless or hardwired) will be able to print to it if set up correctly.