[ubuntu-uk] Wireless print server or wireless printer

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Sun Jan 9 16:50:20 UTC 2011

On 09/01/11 16:25, Paul Tansom wrote:

> I've no direct experience of using a wireless printer with Linux, but have used
> an old 3Com wireless print server. The one thing I would note with regard to
> using a print server is the need for two plug points, and... erm, the two
> things I would note with regard to using a print server are, the need for two
> plug points and the fact that you won't get access to some of the extra
> features of the printer - ink levels, etc..
> That said, my current printer has just lost the ability to provide me with ink
> level information anyway as the Windows 7 driver only does printing and nothing
> else - I guess I should be thankful it works at all! I must get the Linux boot
> working so I can use all my hardware without problems :)

Cool, I'll have a look and see what I can find.  I had a brief look last 
night and printers with wifi built in seem to be around the £100 mark 
and I don't know if this organisation can afford that (they're a 
non-profit).  I guess if all else fails I'll have to get them to plug a 
standard printer in via USB to one of the laptops and have it share over 
wireless to the other one.


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