print solution for Win 2k/XP home network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by DC Gringo, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. DC Gringo

    DC Gringo Guest

    I have a DLink router with two computers at home. One is a Win 2k
    standalone in its own workgroup. The other is my work laptop for which i
    logon with cached domain credentials. I've had some trouble getting these
    two to talk to each other, although both have dynamically assigned IP
    addresses in the 192.168.x.x. range.

    What's the best way to get a printer on the network? It's an HP LaserJet
    6P. I'm thinking about getting an HP print server. Will this slip into the
    network without problems? What special configurations should I be expecting
    to have to make? What should I look out for? Is there a better solution?

    I've though also about an A/B switch but would prefer to avoid all the
    cabling.
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    DC G
     
    DC Gringo, Nov 4, 2004
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  2. DC Gringo

    TW Guest

    Go with the print server. You will be happy you did.
    One reason is sharing a printer connected to a PC and printing to it(either
    over the network or locally)will slow the PC while printing. The print
    server uses its own resources to print, thus not affecting any PC.


    "DC Gringo" <> wrote in message
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    >I have a DLink router with two computers at home. One is a Win 2k
    > standalone in its own workgroup. The other is my work laptop for which i
    > logon with cached domain credentials. I've had some trouble getting these
    > two to talk to each other, although both have dynamically assigned IP
    > addresses in the 192.168.x.x. range.
    >
    > What's the best way to get a printer on the network? It's an HP LaserJet
    > 6P. I'm thinking about getting an HP print server. Will this slip into
    > the
    > network without problems? What special configurations should I be
    > expecting
    > to have to make? What should I look out for? Is there a better solution?
    >
    > I've though also about an A/B switch but would prefer to avoid all the
    > cabling.
    > --
    > _____
    > DC G
    >
    >
     
    TW, Nov 6, 2004
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