Has any ever used a print server????

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Has any ever used a print server????

Post by Simtech68 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:15 pm

I have a NetGear PS121 print server connect to my router, my Linux machine is also connected directly. I can ping the server just fine. When I run the "add printer" and select "network" it ask for an address. What format address??? I put in the IP that doesn't work. Also what is the printer command in Linux???? It's lp**** something right??

BTW, the printer is a Canon MP610.

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Re: Has any ever used a print server????

Post by bigj231 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:22 pm

You'll either have to input the IP address of the printer (including the port IIRC) or wait until the search finds it. I've always done the latter with my HP networked printers.
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Re: Has any ever used a print server????

Post by Mark Phelps » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:58 pm

When you say "connected directly" do you mean via USB cable, or via Network cable -- the two are quite different.

I used to use an older D-Link print server and to connect to it, I had to (1) set up a TCP/IP port using details from the server, and (2) install the printer software to point to that uniquely-named port.

The instructions were included with the D-Link print server.

IF yours doesn't have that, then go online and see what they provide at NetGear.

Oh, and "networked printer" is very different from "print server" -- as in the first, you're talking directly to the printer, and in the second, you're talking to the server, which then talks to the printer.

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