Is it hard to find a good all-in-one home computer printer which does not have Wi-Fi?

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When I went to a retail store most home computer printers all-in-one style printers with a scanner, copier, and sometimes a fax machine has Wi-Fi. Most of the printers seem to have wi-fi/wireless printing features. The few printers without Wi-Fi did not look very nice, and have bad reviews, or they are older models which may not work for Windows 10.

I guest, some people don't want to hook up their computer to their printer with a USB cable, or they are too cheap to buy a $5-10+ USB cable from an electronic store. Plus, a printer having Wi-Fi may make people upgrade their older printer to a newer printer which can print stuff out from their tablet, smartphone, and eReader which can't connect to a traditional USB cable.
 
Even if it does have wifi, you should still be able to hard wire it into the network.
 
Even if it does have wifi, you should still be able to hard wire it into the network.

All printers at store still have a USB ports, and some routers may let you hard wire the printer to the router. But, Printers with Ethernet/networking ports are more expensive, so most users who want to network their printer will save money by using an old Windows, or Linux computer to create a print server, and you can still use the computer for daily tasks like web browsing, office work, and games when it acts as a print server.

The Windows Control Panel's Networking section has a section for sharing a printer over a network.
 
We have a USB connected one right now and the cable is damaged at the moment. It's annoying because we can't scan or print at the moment until we get a replacement cable for it. Wi-Fi ones are the future and I'm looking at purchasing one because they are just so much easier to use
 
We have a USB connected one right now and the cable is damaged at the moment. It's annoying because we can't scan or print at the moment until we get a replacement cable for it. Wi-Fi ones are the future and I'm looking at purchasing one because they are just so much easier to use

Sometimes, the USB port connection on the printer can break as well if the metal starts to rust/oxidize on the USB connector, or the USB chip/card breaks from static electricity or power surges from a PC which delver too much power over the USB cable because the PC was zapped by a large power surge from your home's power outlet.

I think Wi-Fi printers can be useful when your Desktop PC, and laptop are not on the same place as the printer, and the Wi-Fi connection can be used as another way to connect your printer to your PC if the USB cable or port breaks on the printer.

Plus, you can scan and print with tablets by using the Wi-Fi connection to connect to the printer, and smartphones if the Wi-Fi printer supports the operating system and printing and scanning app on your tablet and smartphone.
 
All printers at store still have a USB ports, and some routers may let you hard wire the printer to the router. But, Printers with Ethernet/networking ports are more expensive, so most users who want to network their printer will save money by using an old Windows, or Linux computer to create a print server, and you can still use the computer for daily tasks like web browsing, office work, and games when it acts as a print server.

The Windows Control Panel's Networking section has a section for sharing a printer over a network.

not really, all printers Staples sell (from $50 to $300) all come with abilities to be hardwired.
 
not really, all printers Staples sell (from $50 to $300) all come with abilities to be hardwired.

Most of the printers I saw at Wal-Mart only had a USB port, and wireless connections on newer less-cheap printer models. There were no Ethernet Wired Network port on most of the printers at Wal-Mart.
 
Most of the printers I saw at Wal-Mart only had a USB port, and wireless connections on newer less-cheap printer models. There were no Ethernet Wired Network port on most of the printers at Wal-Mart.

you really have to look for them though, like the Brothers brand printers hide their ports rather well.
 
you really have to look for them though, like the Brothers brand printers hide their ports rather well.

I guest, they may not be written in the short product descriptions on the box sometimes, or the store's website.
 
never trust the store brand labels, ours misprints a ton of info.

I guest, sometimes stores may re-use the same descriptions from last year version of the same device, or maybe even use the same description from similar products from another brand/maker.

The very cheap products from Chinese brands may also have poor translations, so it maybe difficult to write a description when the original description on the box is not very well written.
 
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