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RE: [K12OSN] Connecting a Printer - How?



No, it is required when you don't have an integrated NIC in the printer.



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> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Connecting a Printer - How?
> From: "Kari Matthews" <karisue gmail com>
> Date: Fri, July 28, 2006 10:09 pm
> To: "Support list for open source software in schools."
> <k12osn redhat com>
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> 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?
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> ~kari
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> On 7/28/06,  Ken Johnson <ken tech1 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. 
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> In this incarnation, the server will be located in another room, and the printer needs to be in the lab with the workstations.
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> At home (on a Windows network) I have a print server connected to my router and any machine can reach my USB printer. 
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> 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.
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> Ken Johnson
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