Dormitory Style Networking
The network-ready laser printer that I would recommend is Lexmark E260 series. This is because it is a convenient desktop for both small workgroups like a family and individual users. For instance, it can print at a speed of up to 35ppm. Secondly, Lexmark E260 offers all-around compact and convenient design that can fit in any place. Furthermore, it has a quiet mode and this can enable an individual to spend most of his time doing his personal work. It also provides hassle-free printing and this enables one to use less of his time on documents and use more time to add value on his work.
The Lexmark E260 also has other features like eco-mode that assist in reducing the consumption of power. It also enhances energy saving through the use of an instant warm up-fuser. Its cartridge collection program makes recycling easier. Its duplex printing and network-ready models makes it easier for family members or roommates to share without being inconvenienced. Additionally, one family member can easily connect his way because he can plug in through the use of a parallel port or USB. Its benefits can also be spread to various users connected to the built-in network.
The 802.11ac wireless router that would recommend is TP-LINK Archer C7 v2 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router. This is based on the fact that it can be able to serve multiple users for instance, it has two USB ports and this can enable different people to share files, media, and a printer with devices that are networked through FTP server (Tp-link.us, 2015). Furthermore, it has a guest Network Access that gives security to individuals who are sharing office or home network. TP-LINK’s Archer C7 has a wireless speed of 1300 Mbps and the crystal clear 5GHz band and 450Mbps hence preventing inconveniences of slow connectivity. This enables individuals to perform rigorous tasks at the same time (Tp-link.us, 2015). This router also has a variety of language support that makes it easier and faster to install. I would recommend to address backup needs of the TP-LINK’s Archer C7 router this is to promote the efficiency of the machine in case of any breakdown. This router also maintains high speed even when it is being used by multiple users. For instance, it has three external detachable and three internal antennas that serves that serves the 5GHz and 2.4GHz respectively together with improved quality antenna technology (Tp-link.us, 2015). This can give my family members an incredible wireless reliability and coverage from any place be it a large room or office.
Yes, I would recommend the use of individual external devices because it has an IP-based Control that manages the bandwidth of other individual devices that are connected to the outer. This will provide security to both the machine and individual devices that are connected to it. This router is applicable to 802-11ac which is the coming generation of Wi-Fi therefore, it can be connected to external devices and as a result its users can enjoy the advantages associated with using it. I would specifically recommend a home network server and this is because the router is being used among family members. This would make it possible for them to connect to the router and carry out their various tasks even when they are in their rooms.
In conclusion, the Lexmark E260 series and TP-LINK Archer C7 v2 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router can work better for multiple users.
Tp-link.us. (2015). AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Archer C7 – Welcome to TP-LINK. Retrieved 18 October 2015, from http://www.tp-link.us/products/details/cat-9_Archer-C7.html
Printware.co.uk. (2015). Lexmark E260 Series – Print ware. Retrieved 18 October 2015, from http://www.printware.co.uk/Products/9e9ec0d3-d01f-11dd-bda5-000f206c8075/Lexmark-E260-Professional-Series/Range.html