Complicated network to set up?

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by net_worker, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. net_worker

    net_worker Guest

    Hello all,

    I’m about to embark on a mission and I need some help please. I want
    to set up a USB printer (HP PSC 1355) and an external USB hard drive
    to a network than can be accessed by a wired desktop PC (standard RJ45
    cable) and a wireless laptop.

    Is there a (reliable) unit I can buy to connect these peripherals and
    then use them on both computers using a wireless and wired connection?
    To make things a bit clearer, I’ve drawn a beautiful picture for you
    attached to this post

    Any advice is greatly appreciated :)

    http://www.devhardware.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1935
     
    net_worker, Sep 9, 2005
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  2. net_worker

    CJT Guest

    my 2 cents --

    I think the hard bit will be the disk drive, unless you're willing
    to attach it to the desktop PC and network it that way. If that's
    acceptable, you probably need a print server with a USB port, a wireless
    access point or router, and a switch (which might be built into the
    AP/router or even the print server). Finding everything in one box
    might be a bit tricky, if that's a requirement.
     
    CJT, Sep 9, 2005
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