I have a Brother Networked 'All in one ' MFC Laser.
Scan, print, FAX from any of my windows machines, mostly Print (for my model) from Linux (because not direct connect) .
If I opened the proper port on my router: You could print to it.
sure, I network my printer too. But he do still need a desk on which to sit. And I have to go pick up the output from time to time