Ideas for a good wireless print server.

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Big_Al, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Big_Al

    Big_Al Guest

    I've got two PC's with wired printers. One USB one parallel.
    The parallel died and I have always shared the two with no issue but
    that means, as everyone knows, the one PC must be on.

    I also have a wireless router. So I'm looking for a way to hook the USB
    printer without the PC. I'm guessing a wireless print server, or a
    wired one. Doesn't matter to me, the printer and router are 2 ft
    apart. I just want it to be on line somehow so my wireless laptop
    upstairs has a way to print without turning on PCs. PS the router has
    no printer ports.

    Does anyone have any good products they would like to suggest. Brand /
    Model. Thanks.
    Big_Al, Jan 5, 2010
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  2. Jack [MVP-Networking], Jan 6, 2010
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  3. Big_Al

    EJ Guest

    I have used a Hewlett-Packard JetDirect 175x USB to Ethernet print server
    with my laser printer for many years. It has a web interface. Works great;
    you won't even know it's there.

    Go to
    for image.

    I also have a Netgear WGPS606 which I use to extend my wireless network. I
    tried to use the USB ports with printers, but it was a major hassle, and
    never worked right. This device does make a great, low-cost WiFi bridge.
    EJ, Jan 6, 2010
  4. Hi
    Yeah, when the printer server and the printer are from the same manufacturer
    and design to work together, they work great.
    Unfortunately it is Not so great when you use a 3rd party stand alone unit.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Jan 6, 2010
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