Wireless Printers, Do They Ever Work?
Increasingly the office and home computing environments are moving towards wireless infrastructure. This has advantages in allowing companies and individuals to abandon bulky, complicated, and even dangerous cables that carry data. This gives greater flexibility in office layouts. Wireless printers are the natural evolution of printers, giving the versatility to design a workspace to be efficient and optimise the use of a limited space. But, oh-boy, be prepared for multiple headaches if you buy one.
So we ask the question: Which wireless printers are trouble-free and which should you avoid? (Are there any that are truly trouble-free?)
If you ask around for user's experiences with wireless printers you will find several who will tell you it was a major hassle getting it to work and many just gave up.
The wireless printer market is highly competitive with HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One A4 Printer Colour Ink-jet for as little as £36 pounds ($55) . We checked on a CLP-315W Wireless Printer also has a poor reputation with major failures in their support for Apple Macs. Strange errors such as having to restart the wireless printer every time a user wants to carry out a print job have been reported. Users with Airport Extreme connections have reported major incompatibility resulting in the failure of wireless communication. Other issues include a paper-feed sensor issue that causes the wireless printer to only feed paper part-way through causing jams.Continued on the next page