OT: USB<->Ethernet printer server for router

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Thu Nov 29 12:39:39 UTC 2007

On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 02:16:39PM +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Hi all, this is not a Fedora question, but I am abusing the list's
> collective knowledge :)
> Our home network has two Fedora machines and a Ubuntu machine on a
> four-port router. As none of the machines are 'always on' machines,
> the poor USB printer is plugged into whichever one needs to print. I
> recently saw a device for connecting a serial printer to an ethernet
> port on the router, thereby giving the printer a local IP address and
> any connected computer could print to it. With NAT, even a remote
> computer could print to such a printer (actually a feature that we
> would use a lot in our home, as I am often at the university and I
> send documents home for the wife to print).
> Does anyone know of a similar product for USB printers? I've scoured
> Ebay but found nothing. I'd love to hear of anyone who has experience
> with such devices, and who could describe possible drawbacks that I
> have not considered.
There are now routers with a USB port to which you can attach a
printer.  A quick Google suugests at least USR and Draytek Vigor.

Chris Green

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