If you’re still printing like it’s 1999, it’s time to explore some new printer technologies that could make your life a whole lot easier. Alpha Laser Richmond in Staten Island, NY, is the area’s preferred printer repair and ink cartridge recycling company. Over the past 24 years, they’ve witnessed myriad changes in technology, from the evolution of the printer to the invention of cloud computing. Here, their team of computer wizards explains four easy ways to print remotely.
4 Ways to Print Remotely
1. Use a Wireless Printer
Wireless is the way of the future. Long gone are the days of bulky, tangle-prone cords. Wireless printers allow you to connect your laptop or computer to a local network via Wi-Fi and print from anywhere within range. These are especially useful for businesses because multiple people can utilize the same wireless print network from their respective computers.
2. Use Windows™ HomeGroup
With HomeGroup, Windows makes it easy to connect multiple computers to shared printers via a local computer network. This works by connecting one central computer to the printer with a USB and connecting the other computers to that network with HomeGroup. Once the HomeGroup network is set up, the printer works similarly to a wireless printer. The only caveat to using the Windows method is the central computer must be powered on for it to work.
3. Use Google Cloud
The easiest way to use an Internet-connected remote printer is by using Google’s Cloud Print™ feature. When you connect a networked “Cloud Ready” printer to Cloud Print, it links the printer to your Google credentials. Using this service, you can print from any computer or mobile device, as long as you’re signed into Google.
4. Use a VPN
Virtual private networks (VPNs) are encrypted, secure Internet tunnels which allow you to access your home network from anywhere. Many businesses utilize VPNs so employees can access the corporate network while away from the office. Setting up a VPN takes a little more technological know-how, but considering the security advantages, it’s worthwhile if you need to print sensitive or personal information.
For printer, copier, PC and laptop repair services in the New York City area, look no further than Alpha Laser Richmond. In addition to a range of maintenance and troubleshooting services, they also offer ink cartridge and toner recycling. Call (718) 317-1263 to speak with a helpful staff member today or visit their website for more information.