Technology has come a long way. Computers have advanced from large towers with very little memory and hard drive space to small form factor desktops with large hard drives and huge amounts of memory. The transformation has given users the ability to multitask, and this has presented an even greater need for portability at home and in the workforce. Innovators in technology have taken heed to this and given PC users a variety of tools that can help simplify their day to day tasks.
On the forefront of these innovative tools is the wireless router. The increase in laptop sales and the great need for portability has prompted demand for a device such as this. Prior to the wireless explosion a router was a term that was only used by network engineers to describe a device on the network. That was the past. Today is a new day. Routers are commonplace in the household, and the popularity of these devices continues to grow.
With this growth PC users recognize the ability to save money and time. Wireless connectivity gives users the ability to transcend beyond the physical limitations of time and space. Employees no longer have to wait until they get back to the office to check their emails. They can pull into a parking lot and find a wireless hot spot and log on. This innovation was groundbreaking, but this is just the beginning. The router revolution is far from over.
This can be realized in the expansion of router capabilities in the area of printing. These routers have expanded the network functionality by adding wireless printing to our daily environments. Wireless laptops were just the surface of the savings that could be realized through routing. Now wireless peripheral equipment is the next trend that is successfully being explored by PC users today.
Wireless printer routers allow you to connect your printer to the router, and this gives the printer an IP address. From this point you are able to allow sharing so that others in the home or office can all print from one printer. This is an unbelievable savings advantage because it cuts down on the number of printers that you would need to purchase.
This saving method is really put to use in companies where multiple employees have reports or documents that must be printed. It would be quite costly to purchase printers for each employee that could only connect to one PC by way of a USB port. With a wireless print router users could share one printer station.
Wireless print routers give users the same usability that was once only found on networks where users were able to connect to a list of shared printers from a print server directory. This convenience was clearly something that was in high demand, and now the possibilities to make wireless printing in your home as are as close as your local electronics store.
In the beginning these routers were relatively costly, but the cost to setup a wireless printing network has dropped drastically with the economies of scale. Many wireless routers come with a print server function that allows the router to function in the same manner as a wireless router.
This ability has become extremely important in the functionality of all the portable technology that is now available. There are laptops everywhere, and smart phones even have the capacity to send remote print jobs. It’s only natural that the increase in shared printing would evolve along with the other technological devices that connect with printers.
The wireless printing options that are available today will grow in demand because the service is such a great cost saver. This will be realized in companies, churches, schools, and households. As the cost of ink continues to soar PC users will find ways that to balance their technology expenditures. Wireless print routers will help consumers tighten budgets and spend wisely.