02-16-2011 08:37 AM
I have an older LaserJet 1320. Can it be upgraded to perform as a wireless printer on my home network? Possibly a kit exists to convert it to the equivalent LaserJet 1320nw model with wireless capability? Thanks for your input!
03-24-2013 01:00 PM
Your query post may be stale by now, but, just in case you're still interested, the easiest way to connect your LJ1320 wirelessly would be to purchase and install a wireless print server. Almost all of the networking equipment suppliers offer them, and you can buy 'em inexpensively via eBay or Amazon 'cause they've been around for years. We've used the APSUSB201W from AirLink, and others from Linksys. HP sold a wireless version of the LJ1320 called the LJ1320nw with a built-in DirectJet wireless adapter a few years ago, but it wouldn't be cost-effective to buy the DirectJet adapter and try to install it in your printer. And the LJ1320nw doesn't support the WPA2 protocol.
Be aware that a wireless print server built to comply with the 802.11g Wi-Fi standard might require that you configure your wireless router to run in "mixed" mode to support 11g and 11n wireless devices. Degraded Wi-Fi performance for your 11n devices might be the result; it depends on the age and specs of your router.