[kwlug-disc] Print server.

Dave Cramer davecramer at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 07:08:32 EDT 2012


I just picked up a trendnet one, it works, but it took me a day to get
it there. There is zero documentation. Admittedly it worked flawlessly
on windows, but my challenge was getting it working on a MAC

Dave Cramer


On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 6:46 AM, John Van Ostrand <john at netdirect.ca> wrote:
> Talk to your local e-recycler and pick up an HP jetdirect print server.
> Try another brand if you like but the HP's have just worked all the time.
> It's hard to find new devices that support parallel ports.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Paul Nijjar [mailto:paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 09:51 PM
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Print server.
>
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 03:47:09PM +0000, Chamunks Arkturus wrote:
>> I've got a client looking to set up his plotters to the rest of the
> office
>> through his network would you guys recommend running an old box using
>> ubuntu as the distro for cups or would you recommend something like
> these
>>
> http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=20
> 6&srkey=print%20servers.
>> I don't see how something like these little devices can have support for
>> things like plotters and such but I'm all for minimalism and simplicity.
>
> What kind of plotters? I do not know how plotters talk to computers
> either, but maybe you could describe the current setup and give us
> some clues?
>
> I have used such a print server to drive an old parallel-port printer.
> It worked pretty well.
>
> - Paul
>
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