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Ctrl-Alt-Del / Re: Getting printer connected to PCs with wifi
« Last post by phil w on Today at 03:28:34 pm »
This help?

In Windows you can share a printer with other Windows PCs on same network. It’ll mean having your main PC the printer is connected to, being turned on, if you want to print from a different PC.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4089224/windows-10-share-network-printer

Otherwise you could setup a wifi  mesh network with a spare router, plug printer into that. Then your PCs will be able to find it on the network as before.

Otherwise just get a hub / switch / spare router (if latter turn off its WiFi) with at least three ports and plug (connect network cables) both PCs and printer into that. The PCs can be on multiple networks at once, a wired one, plus the WiFi for Internet. So the PCs will be able to see the printer on this mini local (upstairs) non internet network.  You don’t need both PCs on to print in this setup.
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The Knowledge / Re: ABUS Bordo Folding locks.
« Last post by quixoticgeek on Today at 03:26:32 pm »

Something I find mildly amusing is that for many of use we invest loads in bike locks, analyse the mechanisms, the pickability, the metallurgy of the lock, etc...

Yet when the lock on our front door, which for many of us, in pure terms of time, is the primary means of protecting our bikes, has nowhere near as much thought put into it, let alone the physical properties of the door. For most of us, a couple of blows with a sledge hammer is enough to open the door...

J
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Rides and Touring / Re: Have you been out today?
« Last post by Cudzoziemiec on Today at 03:20:59 pm »
Chitty chitty bang bang ford?

I think cycleman might mean the Genevieve ford.
http://www.donbrockway.com/filming%20locations.htm
Thanks! You and cycleman both have greater movie knowledge than me.
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The Pub / Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Last post by Cudzoziemiec on Today at 03:18:16 pm »
This is why I would avoid using substitute as a verb. "Replace with" is unambiguous (so far) and doesn't attract criticism.
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Rides and Touring / Re: Have you been out today?
« Last post by Neil C on Today at 03:15:51 pm »
Chitty chitty bang bang ford?

I think cycleman might mean the Genevieve ford.
http://www.donbrockway.com/filming%20locations.htm
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Ctrl-Alt-Del / Re: Getting printer connected to PCs with wifi
« Last post by robgul on Today at 03:05:14 pm »
Aren't those "networked" printers, ie they connect to a router by ethernet cable and the router can connect to your computers by wifi?

That's how they were before - to cable connect the printers to the router would mean that they are downstairs which is no use - the whole idea is to have one or both printers next to the PCs.

Rob
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Ctrl-Alt-Del / Re: Getting printer connected to PCs with wifi
« Last post by hubner on Today at 03:02:31 pm »
Aren't those "networked" printers, ie they connect to a router by ethernet cable and the router can connect to your computers by wifi?
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Rides and Touring / Re: Have you been out today?
« Last post by Blodwyn Pig on Today at 03:02:19 pm »
short 33km ride, felt cold, couldn't get legs to work......meh!
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Ctrl-Alt-Del / Re: Getting printer connected to PCs with wifi
« Last post by grams on Today at 02:42:48 pm »
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Is there such a thing as a "wifi slave hub"?

The name for these is "wi-fi bridge" which puts an ethernet-only device on Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi is really just wireless ethernet so these should be more transparent and therefore more compatible to your PCs and printer than a USB-based bridge.

(some of these have a USB plug on them for power only)

If you have an old Wi-Fi router laying around, it may have a mode that works like this, which would save you buying new hardware.
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The Pub / Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Last post by spesh on Today at 02:41:32 pm »
Arctic-rated cruise liner 1 - 0 Venezuelan coastal patrol vessel

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-52151951
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