[K12OSN] Connecting a Printer - How?

Kari Matthews karisue at gmail.com
Sat Jul 29 03:09:36 UTC 2006

I have a 20 seat computer lab at a school.  All the lab computers are
edubuntu; computers on teachers' desks are Win2000.  I have a laser printer
in the lab.  I assigned an ip address to it outside the ubuntu server's dhcp
range.  Then, I added the printer on every edubuntu workstation.  I don't
use a print server.  I know this doesn't help you, but I just thought I'd
share a configuration that works great for me.

So I'm curious (and Im sure this is a dumb question):  Why do you need a
print server?  Is that required for the LTSP network?


On 7/28/06, Ken Johnson <ken.tech1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> A few years ago I set up a 9 node K12LTSP network in a classroom and had
> great success/fun with it. Now I need to set up a 15 node network in a
> computer lab in a church.
> How do I connect a printer that all the workstations can print to? In my
> earlier network, the printer was connected directly to the server.
> In this incarnation, the server will be located in another room, and the
> printer needs to be in the lab with the workstations.
> At home (on a Windows network) I have a print server connected to my
> router and any machine can reach my USB printer.
> Can I connect a commercial print server (D-link DP 300U) to the switch
> that feeds the clients? I don't want to attach the printer to a
> workstation.
> Ken Johnson
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