Quick question for the next parental IT support excursion...
DD1 has a nice Canon MX495 USB/WiFi printer for her dorm room. Since the dorm room was designed for hamsters and other rodents, and not normal humans, there is no place to put the printer in any other place but on top of a huge dresser across the room. Electricity is present...The printer can be configured for WiFi or USB.
If I configure it as WiFi, the printer will have to be allowed in as part of their Residence Halls Network. There's a standard IT web page where you put in your user id, password, and MAC address and it adds the device to the network. I assume the DHCP fairy provides an IP address to the printer and all is happy.
DD1's Lenovo T420 has gone thru the above procedure as well and works fine.
Is that all I need to do before installing the software driver on the T420?
And, if her roomie also installs the drivers, they can share the device?
Any experiences with WiFi printers in a dorm environment?