Re: Advice on possible apps
- From: Graham Thurlwell <nospam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:02:06 +0100
On the 6 Feb 2011, Russell Hafter News
printing from the PC is much more iffy since they stopped
putting parallel ports onto PCs.
PCI and PCI Express parallel port cards are readily available from
around £10 for a PCI one. Amazon list quite a large selection. This
assumes you're using a desktop, of course, but you can also get PCMCIA
ones for use with laptops (not cheap, upwards of £30).
I have already had to pay out for a USB to parallel cable and really
do not want to pay for a print server as well.
Fair enough, if it works with your set up there isn't any point
spending more money. Print servers aren't all that expensive second
hand, the Netgear PS110 I use on my setup is available from £10 from
eBay on Buy It Now.
An alternative is the Netgear PS101, which is effectively a dongle
that you connect directly to the printer's parallel port and a network
cable to the dongle. I haven't used one of those so can't comment as
<78392b0a50.jades@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> shows that
setting the thing up is not a matter of minutes.
Actually, setting it up on a PC will take less than ten minutes
including connecting all of the hardware together and installing
drivers. If you're using DHCP you will be unlikely to need to manually
edit network configurations.
My post you mentioned above may, at first glance, appear involved but
that's basically because my own setup is a little complex (Static IP
addresses and all three machines running different OS versions). At
the time the PC that was on that network was broken so I had to use a
different machine to configure the PS110.
I've now repaired my PC and setting it up to use the PS110 was very
straight forward on both Windows 98 and Puppy Linux.
Jades' First Encounters Site
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