Guide to Printer Adapters

Printer Adapter : What is it?

Printer Adapters

A printer adapter connects a printer to a computer or other device with an incompatible interface. One end usually has a USB plug while the other has a different interface. It is available in wired and wireless types.

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Types of Printer Adapters

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Kinds of Printer Adapters include the following:

Wired printer adapter

A wired printer adapter is a cable with a USB plug on one end and a serial, parallel, or PS/2 plug on the other. It can connect directly to the computer or to a computer network through an Ethernet hub. The latter usually requires an Ethernet or RJ-45 connector. It can also connect to digital media devices such as digital cameras and scanners.

Wireless printer adapter

A wireless printer adapter uses Bluetooth or WiFi technology that allows mobile and wireless printing. It connects the computer to a wireless network, allowing it to serve several computers. It can also be used to print from mobile phones, cameras, and other wireless-enabled media devices.

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Choosing Printer Adapters (Buying tips)

Compatibility: Make sure your printer is Bluetooth-enabled when choosing a wireless printer adapter. For best results, choose a wireless printer adapter made by the same manufacturer as your printer.

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