Need to buy a printer that can be accessed through laptop and desktop

I have a desktop running on windows xp sp3 and its connected to a dsl router-modem through ethernet cable.
2 laptops (windows 7) are using the wifi of the same router.
I need to accomodate a laser printer in this environment.
Wireless printers are costly.
Can a network printer (that is not wireless) be accessed by the laptops through wifi?
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  1. "Can a network printer (that is not wireless) be accessed by the laptops through wifi?"

    Yes it can. Just make sure the printer has an ethernet-port so you can connect it to the wireless router.
    In fact, such printers are less trouble to set up than a wireless printer, and do not have communication problems with the router which wireless printers are notorious for.
  2. phil22 said:
    "Can a network printer (that is not wireless) be accessed by the laptops through wifi?"

    Yes it can. Just make sure the printer has an ethernet-port so you can connect it to the wireless router.
    In fact, such printers are less trouble to set up than a wireless printer, and do not have communication problems with the router which wireless printers are notorious for.


    Thanx for the clarification
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