How Can I Share A Printer On A Network Without A Pc?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Black_Pride, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. Black_Pride

    Black_Pride OSNN Addict

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    Is there a way to connect a printer to a network so everyone can print to it without the printer being connected to its own PC?

    1. What does a "print server" do? I have seen these in stores. What are they for?

    2. Is there a way to connect it to a network jack in the wall like I have all the other computers and just send the documents there?

    3. If so, what software will I need?

    Thanks in Advance!!
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    1. Get the print server, saves time and hassle.

    2. yes

    3. No extra software needed.

    :cool:
     
  3. Black_Pride

    Black_Pride OSNN Addict

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    Thanks,
    but what does the print server actually do and how do you recognize it on the network from other computers?

    How much do they usually cost?
     
  4. greensteed

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  5. Black_Pride

    Black_Pride OSNN Addict

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    Thanks for the info guys.....it was a great help!