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Use any parallel or USB printer wirelessly Network
This should work with most printers that are supported by CUPS/Gimp or can emulate PCL. I have done it with a Canon i560 and an HP LJ 1300 (the cheap model without the HP print server). I used a Netgear PS101 print server which plugs into the parallel port on both printers. I connected its ethernet port to a Netgear MA814 gateway (this is cheaper than a dedicated WLAN access point and has four ethernet ports for other stuff - see below!).

I set up all devices with manual IP numbers and disabled DHCP on the network (didn't have to, but saves hassles). I used IP printing on my Airport Macs, a Netgear MA111 WLAN USB (dirt cheap) on a Windows PC and plugged in another PC's ethernet into the MA814. All computers now print happily to a network printer and can share files as well as an ADSL conncetion via an ethernet modem plugged into the MA814.

The whole setup is neat because the only wiring is around the printer desk - the office otherwise is virtually wireless! Client's WLAN laptops can quickly be configured - so they can use our printer while in the office. This whole WLAN stuff is absolutely fabulous!

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Use any parallel or USB printer wirelessly
Authored by: TheBum on Apr 27, '04 03:53:47PM

If you have two printers, Belkin makes a dual-port 802.11g print server (model F1UP0001). I bought mine for less than $100. It only supports USB, but my LaserJet 5L works just fine connected to it via the USB-to-parallel converter cable I got a long time ago as part of the PowerPrint USB package. I use the HPIJS driver for both the LaserJet and a DeskJet 935C. I even have the printers on a wheeled VCR cart so I can easily move them to where I'm working if I need to do some trial-and-error printing.



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Use any parallel or USB printer wirelessly
Authored by: ratio_de on Jun 02, '04 03:19:05PM

I have just connected my parallel-only old Laserjet 6L to my Powerbook G4 which has only USB. I used the cable from sitecom and a GIMP+CUPS driver.

I have written a short howto: <a href="http://www.damek.de/andreas/mac-printer-tutorial/"> http://www.damek.de/andreas/mac-printer-tutorial/ </a>



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