[kwlug-disc] Print server.

Dave Cramer davecramer at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 08:58:37 EDT 2012


Hmm if I'd of know a PI could have done it I would have far rather
spent time with it.

agreed though, my time is worth way more than 279.


Dave Cramer


On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 7:55 AM, John Van Ostrand <john at netdirect.ca> wrote:
> In my experience the time spent configuring and dealing with oddities with
> off-brand print servers more than justifies the cost of HP.
>
> The other option is a Raspberry Pi. But that's one you'll sink some time
> into, but it should be fun.
>
> Raspi may be better for an all-in-one where you want to run a sane back
> end.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dave Cramer [mailto:davecramer at gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 07:08 AM
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Print server.
>
> 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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