Saturday, 17 January 2015

Dirt cheap wireless laser printer

I needed a laser printer, and the only requirements was that it was cheap, small in size and preferably wireless. I was rather impressed when I found one for only 638 DKK (link), i.e. approximately €86.

Even though the specifications doesn't say it supports Windows 8, it does. Linux as well.

The Windows 8 drivers can be found here:
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/dell-b1160w/drivers

I installed the printer in Windows 8 first, allowing me to easily set up the wireless part and get the printer firmware upgraded to the newest version, then I installed it in Linux.

The Linux drivers can be found here:
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=M4HVD


This all  went surprisingly well. No trial and error, just googled it, installed it all, and voila! A most acceptable process for a relaxed Saturday afternoon :)