You don’t even need to print from a computer with a wireless printer – you can print from your smartphone or tablet. This makes it easier to print on the go, too. Whether you use it in a home office or a commercial one, wireless printing is the most convenient way to print.
How does a wireless printer work?
Each printer uses a wireless network connection to print from different devices. This takes away the hassle of needing to connect to the printer with a physical cable or to transfer files. They can also use Bluetooth, Personal Area Network (PAN), Cloud or Near-Field Communication (NFC).
Do you need Wi-Fi to connect?
For the most part, yes. A wireless connection is usually necessary to enable you to connect to a wireless printer. This is why they are sometimes referred to as Wi-Fi printers, as they print via the Wi-Fi connection. However, research a printer before you purchase as there is a potential you could use one of the other connection capabilities mentioned above.
Can you print wirelessly from iOS and Android?
Yes, you can print from both these operating systems. All you need to do is look for a compatible app, such as AirPrint or one corresponding to the kind of printer you have (such as HP), and you’re good to go.
Is wireless printing secure?
Because you’re putting faith in your wireless network to print documents, it can seem like risky business. However, every wireless printer has built-in security settings which will significantly reduce the likelihood of an intruder accessing any of your data or personal files.