You can get a print server box (there are both USB or parallel port types) for $ 60-100 or so that will allow wireless printing to any attached printer. The more common scenario, however, is if you have a printer currently attached to a desktop unit, and that desktop unit is attached to the wireless router/hub, you can set the printer to be “shared” in the desktop’s printer control panel. This will allow the notebook to use the desktop’s connection to print though the desktop directly to the printer. This involves no additional expense, but does require that the desktop be powered up and attached to the printer.
The following is from memory, so hopefully I haven’t left out a step.
1: You need to enable this feature first and reboot.
2: Then, right click on the desired printer (to be shared) icon in the desktop control panel’s printer & faxes applet, you will see the tab for sharing. Activate sharing. Make sure the option is set for it to share printer drivers.
3: Then go to the notebook and choose add printer - choose add network printer and have it search for available shared network printers. The printer shared by the desktop should pop up after a bit. Select this, the drivers will transfer over (may take a minute). Once activated print a test page to confirm connection and you’re good to go.