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mooseye

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#20341 22-Mar-2008 11:20
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A friend of mine has a printer he wants to connect to.
It is now connected to a desktop computer and the desktop is connected to his router. What he wants to do is eliminate the desktop but still be able to access the printer from his laptop which is on the ether net via cat5.
My question is, what would he need to connect the printer to the network without going thru the desktop. The printer does not have an ethernet jack but it does have usb and the router does not. Router is cat5 or wireless only.

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#118019 22-Mar-2008 11:40
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The best option would be either gt a new printer with ethernet or a router with a built-in print server.




 

 

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  #118024 22-Mar-2008 11:54
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You can buy print servers that plug into your router quite cheaply - last i saw on TM was $65 buynow. You can get ones for USB printers that either connect to your router with a cable, or wirelessly.







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