Wireless Question

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by oneextraid, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. oneextraid

    oneextraid MDL Member

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    I have 2 laptops and a wireless printer behind my router. The router was replaced recently and now when I print from laptops to wireless printer it is slow. Looks like print data stream is going thru router. I thought that wireless devices establish peer to peer connection when transferring data.

    Does laptop send data thru router as it prints or when I copy files from laptop to laptop?

    If yes, can I set anything to avoid this?
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    what happens when you unplug the router for test purpose only?
     
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  3. oneextraid

    oneextraid MDL Member

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    The router is providing DNS to laptop. Printer is static. Was unable to work when router was down.
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    ok was just curious if laptop connects directly to printer when router is off. So it seems that the signal runs through the router and is transmitted to the printer at a slower rate than before with other router. Perhaps there is a way to adjust the transfer rate in router settings
     
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  5. oneextraid

    oneextraid MDL Member

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    I will check but didn't see anything first time thru. I did think that there was some sort of adhoc setting somewhere that allows wireless devices to communicate directly.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  6. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    you're welcome
     
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  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    If you would like to have the printer connected directly by WiFi to the Laptop, you would need some special Driver Apps for that, like I use for my WiFi Mouse (NOT wireless!! NO Receiver needed), which connect's directly to the Laptop!

    I had once an WiFi Printer from Canon, which was also run via the Modem/Router only, NO apps for direct connect!

    Check for your Printer if such Apps is available. The working is very similar to the Bluetooth devices, need to use sharing.
     
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