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.
Types of Printer Adapters
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.
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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