How to Network a Parallel Port Printer?

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David L. Foreman

Jan 1, 1970
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I there any simple way to adapt a parallel port printer to a network?

I'd like to move a printer to a closet and get it out of the way.

...Jim Thompson

Jim
I use a TrendNet 10/100Mbps Parallel Print Server
TE100-P1P hooked up to an HP DJ890C printer and no problems.

http://www.trendnet.com/products/f_printservers.htm

Purchased at SWS Electronics here in Tucson.
Also have a USB to Network server as well.
Dave Foreman

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flipper

Jan 1, 1970
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The most simple way is to buy a wireless or ethernet print server ($40 to$100 or so), and send the print jobs to it's address. There are other
similar options that also don't require the printer to be connected to a
computer.

I got nothing against that but it depends on how you define 'simple',
I guess. and if the computer is there you plug it in for no cost and
that, to me, is simple.

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The Real Andy

Jan 1, 1970
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I there any simple way to adapt a parallel port printer to a network?

I'd like to move a printer to a closet and get it out of the way.

...Jim Thompson

I have been using print servers for many years now for POS printers.
Seen them come and go. If I can offer one piece of advice, go with
dlink. They have been the most reliable units I have used, and trust
me I have seen many thousands go out the door over theyears.

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ChairmanOfTheBored

Jan 1, 1970
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I have been using print servers for many years now for POS printers.
Seen them come and go. If I can offer one piece of advice, go with
dlink. They have been the most reliable units I have used, and trust
me I have seen many thousands go out the door over theyears.

Thousands? Want to exaggerate a bit more for us?

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Michael A. Terrell

Jan 1, 1970
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Ecnerwal said:
Buy a 50 foot (or whatever it takes, that was the longest one I recall
seeing when I bought a 25 foot one last year to solve a similar problem)
parallel printer cable, unless you have some other reason to want to
network it - but if the logical PC as print server is not also going to
live in the closet, it still might be the cheaper solution.

If that seems like an expensive solution, shop better - some places
charge way too much for cables.

I have boxes of parallel printer cables stacked in the storage
building. Let me know if anyone needs any. Standard, and long ones,
free, if you pay shipping.

Also, there are plenty of DB25 and DE9 serial cables in various
lengths. The same deal, you only pay for shipping, if you can use
them. When I get caught up on the 'Computers for Veterans' project, I
am going to thin the cable herd, and sell the scrap copper.

--
Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
prove it.
Member of DAV #85.

Michael A. Terrell
Central Florida

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Jon Slaughter

Jan 1, 1970
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Jim Thompson said:
I there any simple way to adapt a parallel port printer to a network?

I'd like to move a printer to a closet and get it out of the way.

If your PC's are on a lan and all running windows(linux may support it too)
you can use printer sharing. Printer only needs to be hooked up to one pc
and the rest can print to it. In this case you don't even need to buy
anything.

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Jamie

Jan 1, 1970
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ChairmanOfTheBored said:
No shit! Smack 'em!
I wish, one of them is big enough to give me a work out! And i'm
no slouch.

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ChairmanOfTheBored

Jan 1, 1970
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I have boxes of parallel printer cables stacked in the storage
building. Let me know if anyone needs any. Standard, and long ones,
free, if you pay shipping.

Also, there are plenty of DB25 and DE9 serial cables in various
lengths. The same deal, you only pay for shipping, if you can use
them. When I get caught up on the 'Computers for Veterans' project, I
am going to thin the cable herd, and sell the scrap copper.

Oh boy! That's just great for the environment, considering that the
idiots that reclaim the Copper in those cables BURN the insulation off to
get at the Copper!

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ChairmanOfTheBored

Jan 1, 1970
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I wish, one of them is big enough to give me a work out! And i'm
no slouch.

Hehehehe... steal his playback devices, and hide 'em. :-]

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The Real Andy

Jan 1, 1970
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Thousands? Want to exaggerate a bit more for us?

Sure schoolboy. I have worked in hardware and software for only a
short time compared to most here, but i still have 20 odd years on
you.

Thousands is a guess, probably even more.

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ChairmanOfTheBored

Jan 1, 1970
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Sure schoolboy. I have worked in hardware and software for only a
short time compared to most here, but i still have 20 odd years on
you.

Thousands is a guess, probably even more.

You must be a true utter retard to have "gone though" "thousands of
network print servers".

I have been doing it for more than 20 years, idiot.

You probably don't even know what a line printer is.

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The Real Andy

Jan 1, 1970
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You must be a true utter retard to have "gone though" "thousands of
network print servers".

LEts see, if I have 2000 sites, and 1 print server per site, that
would be 2000 print servers (thousands)? Correct? Now considering I
have more than 2000 thousand sites, and somes sites have more than 1
print server, then I guess its perfectly sane to say that I have gone
through thousands of print servers.
I have been doing it for more than 20 years, idiot.

I am sure you have..
You probably don't even know what a line printer is.

Actaully, one of my customers still uses line printers.

They also still have a drum printer in their museum. Google it, you
will find out what it is.

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Jim Thompson

Jan 1, 1970
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Good to know it's not just my particular printer then! Although too bad that
HP apparently hasn't improved the design much.

Nice printer!

Thanks for the recommendation!

Haven't read the "manual" yet, but I take it, for straight through
printing of card stock, you have to snap out the duplex adapter and
snap in the regular feed??

...Jim Thompson

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Joel Koltner

Jan 1, 1970
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Hi Jim,

It's actually "Joel Koltner" these days -- my wife and I merged our last names
together when we were married a little over a month ago now.
Haven't read the "manual" yet, but I take it, for straight through
printing of card stock, you have to snap out the duplex adapter and
snap in the regular feed??

So they say -- h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/pscmisc/vac/us/product_pdfs/1101941.pdf
has a picture of it being used to feed stock straight-through, although I've
never actually used it for thick stock myself.

---Joel

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Jim Thompson

Jan 1, 1970
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Hi Jim,

It's actually "Joel Koltner" these days -- my wife and I merged our last names
together when we were married a little over a month ago now.

Congratulations! May you have a long and happy life together! My
wife and I are nearing our 48th anniversary, and #8 grandchild is due
momentarily ;-)
So they say -- h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/pscmisc/vac/us/product_pdfs/1101941.pdf
has a picture of it being used to feed stock straight-through, although I've
never actually used it for thick stock myself.

---Joel

Yep. I looked over "ug.pdf" on the install CD and found it.

...Jim Thompson

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