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Re: OT: USB<->Ethernet printer server for router

On 29/11/2007, Chris G <cl isbd net> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 02:16:39PM +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > Hi all, this is not a Fedora question, but I am abusing the list's
> > collective knowledge :)
> >
> > Our home network has two Fedora machines and a Ubuntu machine on a
> > four-port router. As none of the machines are 'always on' machines,
> > the poor USB printer is plugged into whichever one needs to print. I
> > recently saw a device for connecting a serial printer to an ethernet
> > port on the router, thereby giving the printer a local IP address and
> > any connected computer could print to it. With NAT, even a remote
> > computer could print to such a printer (actually a feature that we
> > would use a lot in our home, as I am often at the university and I
> > send documents home for the wife to print).
> >
> > Does anyone know of a similar product for USB printers? I've scoured
> > Ebay but found nothing. I'd love to hear of anyone who has experience
> > with such devices, and who could describe possible drawbacks that I
> > have not considered.
> >
> There are now routers with a USB port to which you can attach a
> printer.  A quick Google suugests at least USR and Draytek Vigor.
> Chris Green

Thanks, Chris, though if I can avoid replacing the entire router I'd
rather. Note, though, that with the price of routers being what they
are it might in fact be cheaper to replace the router :)

Dotan Cohen


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