Can a router w/ print server work as a plain print server?

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A friend has a wireless network set up at home using a wireless router. He
wants to add a printer to his network using a wireless print server.
Wireless print servers seem to go for about $80-120, but you can get a
wireless router with a built-in a print server for much less, for about
$40-50. Can you set up a wireless router w/ print server as a plain print
server?

Thanks,

-John
johnbkim@fastELEPHANTmail.fm
(remove the pachyderm)
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    In article <cm9fg6$5ef$1@gondor.sdsu.edu>,
    john <johnbkim@fastELEPHANTmail.fm> wrote:
    :A friend has a wireless network set up at home using a wireless router. He
    :wants to add a printer to his network using a wireless print server.
    :Wireless print servers seem to go for about $80-120, but you can get a
    :wireless router with a built-in a print server for much less, for about
    :$40-50. Can you set up a wireless router w/ print server as a plain print
    :server?

    Potentially yes, but the device designed specifically as a print
    server may be able to serve a wider variety of printers.

    The built in print server on a wireless router might not be useful
    for anything other than Postscript or HPLC3 compatable printers
    with ethernet interfaces. A device designed specifically as a print
    server may be able to handle some models of USB printers and
    some models of printers that do not use Postscript or HPLC3.
    [Think of difficulties with drivers...]
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    And this wind, this wind / Is called / Progress.
    -- Laurie Anderson
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