Printer invisible thru USB-switch

Gerald Dachs ubuntu at
Thu Feb 14 08:15:41 UTC 2008

Quoting NoOp <glgxg at>:

> On 02/13/2008 04:22 PM, Gerald Dachs wrote:
>> Sorry to say, but yes. You should have bought something like this:
>> With a print server there is no need to switch, you could use the
>> printer from all computers inside your local network.
> The problem with those are that they do not have an ethernet port. So if
> you have to do anything of distance they are worthless.

I don't know what you mean, of course it has an ethernet port. Look at  
the picture if you don't believe.

> For $42-60 or more for the device:

>   You could just configure an old PC to do the same; I use an old IBM
> Thinkpad with a broken screen stuck in a closet running Ubuntu - it's
> quieter than a PC and uses less energy. I don't even use the screen,

This is true, but this printer servers consume much less energy and  
you can hide them behind the printer. The have a much bigger WAF, if  
you know what I mean.

Mine has an ethernet port :)


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