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Old 27-04-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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Adding an AIO printer into the network

I'm using DIR655 router and I have an AIO printer, Canon MP 228.

If I get something like the D-Link DPR-1020, is it all I do is connect the AIO to the device, then device to my router and everyone in the network can use the AIO fuctions?
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Old 27-04-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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I'm using DIR655 router and I have an AIO printer, Canon MP 228.

If I get something like the D-Link DPR-1020, is it all I do is connect the AIO to the device, then device to my router and everyone in the network can use the AIO fuctions?
You'll need a device known as a USB print server.
It allows you to connect a printer via USB while using your existing router
There are two kinds, wired and wireless
A print server is also known as a "translator" from a USB to an Ethernet (router LAN port) connection.

One example of a wired print server is Networking USB 2.0 Print Server Share 4 Devices hub LPR | eBay

If your existing router has a USB port than most likely it's supported.
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Old 27-04-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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That's what the DPS-1020 is yes? The DIR655 has a USB port but it doesn't work as well as it should, hence my thoughts of getting a print server.

Anyone using such print server can assist?
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Old 27-04-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
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Or should I just get a network ready AIO instead?
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Old 27-04-2012, 05:55 PM   #5
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That's what the DPS-1020 is yes? The DIR655 has a USB port but it doesn't work as well as it should, hence my thoughts of getting a print server.

Anyone using such print server can assist?
Challenger got sell one TP-Link wireless print server
But the design of the print server's USB port is so weird it depends on which printer you're using.
Something like this http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/d...del=TL-WPS510U
$80++

But if budget allows then just get a networked aio...
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Old 27-04-2012, 06:04 PM   #6
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DPR-1020 is a print server and more.... not sure why you must recommend the TPLink of lesser function
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Old 27-04-2012, 06:12 PM   #7
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DPR-1020 is a print server and more.... not sure why you must recommend the TPLink of lesser function
By far that's the only print server I saw selling in Challenger...
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Old 27-04-2012, 08:16 PM   #8
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Or should I just get a network ready AIO instead?
I bought a Brother wireless printer at $188. the good thing is you can keep this printer anywhere the wireless can reach, away from your laptop/PC, away from your router. just need a power socket. Monochrome Laser.
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Old 27-04-2012, 11:47 PM   #9
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My printer is near my router, so wired print server is ok. I wanna make it simpler to print, scan, so I want the printer to be networked so that any PC connected to the network can scan instead of asking me to scan every time
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Old 28-04-2012, 01:36 PM   #10
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Just gat a network ready printer is all you need to have every PC (wired or wireless) to print to the "network printer". The only thing for every PC is to install the printer driver in it but in most cases it should be there.

FYI, I am using a HP 1212nf mfp printer wirelessly connected to the network.
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Old 29-04-2012, 06:31 PM   #11
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my current printer still working well, wanna buy new one like heart pain
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