Can a router w/ print server work as a plain print server?

john

Splendid
Aug 25, 2003
3,819
0
22,780
0
Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

A friend has a wireless network set up at home using a wireless router. He
wants to add a printer to his network using a wireless print server.
Wireless print servers seem to go for about $80-120, but you can get a
wireless router with a built-in a print server for much less, for about
$40-50. Can you set up a wireless router w/ print server as a plain print
server?

Thanks,

-John
johnbkim@fastELEPHANTmail.fm
(remove the pachyderm)
 
G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

In article <cm9fg6$5ef$1@gondor.sdsu.edu>,
john <johnbkim@fastELEPHANTmail.fm> wrote:
:A friend has a wireless network set up at home using a wireless router. He
:wants to add a printer to his network using a wireless print server.
:Wireless print servers seem to go for about $80-120, but you can get a
:wireless router with a built-in a print server for much less, for about
:$40-50. Can you set up a wireless router w/ print server as a plain print
:server?

Potentially yes, but the device designed specifically as a print
server may be able to serve a wider variety of printers.

The built in print server on a wireless router might not be useful
for anything other than Postscript or HPLC3 compatable printers
with ethernet interfaces. A device designed specifically as a print
server may be able to handle some models of USB printers and
some models of printers that do not use Postscript or HPLC3.
[Think of difficulties with drivers...]
--
And the wind keeps blowing the angel / Backwards into the future /
And this wind, this wind / Is called / Progress.
-- Laurie Anderson
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY