[Wolves] Sharing a printer without a computer
ron at wellsted.org.uk
Wed Apr 5 08:07:46 BST 2006
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On Wed, 5 Apr 2006, Ron Wellsted wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Apr 2006, Stuart Langridge wrote:
>> Is it possible to buy a small device that I can plug into my
>> (parallel) printer and plug into the network, to allow all my
>> computers (Windows and Linux) to print to that printer over the
>> network? At the moment the printer is connected to a (Windows)
>> computer, and that computer shares the printer with SMB -- I'd like to
>> not have a big computer do that but instead have a tiny box do it. Is
>> this possible?
>> As an extra wrinkle...the printer does not have Linux drivers. I'm
>> sharing it to Linux machines by having the Windows box export it as a
>> PostScript printer and then print to it using GhostScript.
> Yes, the device you need is a network print server. A single printer
> device (about the size of a fag packet) should cost about GBP 30-40.
> Checkout D-link (DP-101 I think) and Netgear (PS-100, again from memory).
Just realised this will not solve the printer driver problem. What
printer is it? You might do better to scrap it and get a printer that is
supported. You might recover the cost within 12 months on the
ron at wellsted.org.uk http://www.wellsted.org.uk
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