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Remote printing is a functionality in which a computer can be used with a remote printer. Remote printing lets users use their printer for printing documents saved on the remote computer they are accessing. Similarly, they can use the host computer to print to the remote printer.
Many third-party remote printing applications are readily available in the market. However, users can easily set up the remote printing feature in their operating systems (OSs) without employing a specific application.
In the business world, remote printing is considered a substitute for faxing. On-the-go users are able to send files across a proprietary network or the Internet to printers in an office, removing the necessity to carry a printer as baggage.
In addition, many hotels offer remote printing facilities, particularly those having wireless LAN connections or high-speed Internet in guest rooms.
Ways to set up remote printing include: