[clug] Re: Ethernet for an old printer

Rodney Peters rodneyp at pcug.org.au
Thu Jul 26 12:51:14 GMT 2007

A device that might be worth investigating is the DLink DI-704P.  It's 
primarily a router, but has a single parallel port printer server.  Street 
price ~ $75.  I did investigate, but have never purchased or used one - does 
not support my Dataproducts Laser (well except in Laserjet III emulation)

The DLink web site has a list of printers supported.


On Thursday 26 July 2007 17:07:45 linux-request at lists.samba.org wrote:
> From:
> "Mike Carden" <mike.carden at gmail.com>
>   To:
> CLUG <linux at lists.samba.org>
>   Date:
> Today 16:19:36
> My old Laserjet series 4 has a serial port and a parallel port. I'd
> like to share it across my home network via Ethernet and I do that by
> connecting it to an 'always on' PC and sharing it. Ideally I'd like
> not to keep the printer's host machine switched on 24/7 so that other
> machines can print.
> So I'm after a way to do the Ethernet to serial or parallel conversion
> to make this happen. Now, I know that there are plenty of 'print
> server' boxes available for about $130 - $250 that can achieve this,
> but that costs as much as buying another printer.
> Any suggestions for a low cost way to do this?
> Ta,
> MC

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