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Can you please tell me the easiest, and most cost effective

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Can you please tell me the easiest, and most cost effective way to connect a Pixma IP5000 printer to a home network so that I am able to print wirelessly from my computer(s) ?

Hello Paul! Thank you for your question. I am a licensed printer professional with over ten years of experience, and I will be assisting you today.

I'm sorry about the issue. Since this printer model does not have network feature, you would need to get a USB Ethernet Printer Server device either from your local computer store or online (it costs £21.63 from Amazon.) You would connect the wireless modem/router and the printer to the printer server device. It's easy to set up.


Please let me know if you have any further question. Thank you.

Hi Paul,

I'm sorry, you've given me a negative rating, but you have not replied back to me at all. Did you see my answer? Do you have any concern or have any more question?

Please do not rate my service until we are finished. Please just reply at the box below to continue. Don't worry, we guarantee our service. Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Apologies for my delay in replying, but by now you should have received my answer !

Sorry, no, I did not see your answer. Can you please reply at the box below on this web page only like you just did? Thank you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My apologies, as I was already aware of the solution you suggest, and I am not in the financial situation to be able to pay for this.

I'm sorry, you did not tell me in the beginning that you already knew this already; otherwise, I would not provide you that same solution again. Was the rating a mistake since I did not know that you were aware of that solution? That solution is the easier and most effective. But there is one more way; it does not cost anything, but it's not as effective. You can connect a printer to a computer with the USB cable, then share the printer with other computers. Then you can print wirelessly from all other computers, but this requires this specific computer to be turned on whenever you want to print. Please let me know if you have windows xp, vista, or 7, or 8, or mac computers, so I can tell you more details. Thank you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks for your help. Can we close the response, as I do not want to take up any more of you time, and I will leave this problem for the timebeing ?

You're welcome. Yes, I will close this for now. If you need help with anything else, please come back any time. Also, can you please take a moment to re-rate my service by clicking on a face icon / service option below, then click on Submit when it shows up. Thank you very much

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