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Need info on usb Printer networking

by Melati Hitam / April 10, 2005 6:27 PM PDT

8 P4 pc's with windows xp pro OS'es,
I have 3 printers, all USB.
Currently the PC's is on a wired network, using router.
and each printers are connected directly to a pc.

I want to install those 3 printer on the network, so everyone can print without having any pc with a printer have to be on.

I have search for USB printer Adapters, but only found 1 USB and 2 parallel adapter... (I need atleast 3 usb port)

1. Do I need to install printer drivers in every pc?
2. Are there such device available? or any suggestion?

Thank You

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1. Yes
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2005 9:41 PM PDT

2. You may need 3 servers.

Some look for a single box solution when there is none. Install 3 of the USB print servers.


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(NT) (NT) Thank you for the info, RP...
by Melati Hitam / April 11, 2005 3:48 AM PDT
In reply to: 1. Yes
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