Please excuse me if I got the wrong forum/thread for this inquiry...
I have a customer who purchased a Wireless printer and wants it connected to his 3 PCs. The easiest solution is to get a WiFi router and USB WiFi adapters and make it a happy WiFi environment among all the objects.
Unfortunately, the customer signed a contract to maintain a network jack for each PC...so whether or not he is using the jack he is being charged so he wants to use them.
Someone suggested that he:
1) Maintain the ethernet connectivity for Internet
2) Purchase the WiFi Router and WiFi Adapters
3) Configure a WiFi environment "just" for printing (at this point).
\--> So 1 PC will have 2 network adapters with separate IP address: 1-Ethernet and 2-Wireless USB.
Is this solution a wise idea?
I'm leaning towards connecting the PC to the printer, and share the printer that way...save the wireless until his contract is up with Ethernet.
You're making it way too complicated. Does the printer have a wired network jack? Does the customer have another free jack? If so, use a wired network connection to the printer. If not, just get a wireless access point and use a wireless connection to the printer.