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Anonymous
May 1, 2004 6:34:33 PM

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Right now I have a stand-alone computer acting as a print server, but
I'm looking to replace it with a wireless print server with both USB
1.1 and Parallel support for my 802.11b wireless network.
my problem is that I can find USB only servers, parallel only servers,
and Linksys has an 802.11g version with support for both, but I cannot
find an 802.11g version with both ports.
Does anyone know of such a device (that will be compatible with my
Linksys 802.11b router)?
Thanks ahead for any suggestions.
Anonymous
May 2, 2004 1:07:08 PM

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Baron Rho <Baronrho@philtre.com> wrote in message news:<tnc790tjvfjb3s1gdh3pahmbhea0e4d9iu@4ax.com>...
> Right now I have a stand-alone computer acting as a print server, but
> I'm looking to replace it with a wireless print server with both USB
> 1.1 and Parallel support for my 802.11b wireless network.
> my problem is that I can find USB only servers, parallel only servers,
> and Linksys has an 802.11g version with support for both, but I cannot
> find an 802.11g version with both ports.
> Does anyone know of such a device (that will be compatible with my
> Linksys 802.11b router)?
> Thanks ahead for any suggestions.

You can simply connect a regular wired Print Server to the Linksys
802.11b router (assuming you have atleast one LAN free port). There
are many such
devices available. Just a quick search resulted in this one

http://www.phoebemicro.com/Products/Networking/Print_Se...

But I'm sure you can find many others.

Sujit D'Mello
Anonymous
May 3, 2004 11:16:34 AM

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whether or not you can get the parallel model with G speed is mute: the
parallel port is much slower. In fact, its slowe than 802.11b in mpst cases.

so it really doesnt matter. get something that works. And if you are looking
for some massive speed increase by going G instead of B, you are in for a
disappointment. if you have a 2.4g phone, get G so there wont be any
interferrence with your wifi when you talk on the phone.

most connections with B are good for about 5 ~ 6 Mb/s, and G is good for
about 21Mb/s (http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Reviews-40-ProdID-WG602-5...)

wifi still aint all that and a bucket of chicken.

NuTs

"Sujit D'Mello" <sujitdmello@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:887ce6b9.0405020807.60b4ede9@posting.google.com...
> Baron Rho <Baronrho@philtre.com> wrote in message
news:<tnc790tjvfjb3s1gdh3pahmbhea0e4d9iu@4ax.com>...
> > Right now I have a stand-alone computer acting as a print server, but
> > I'm looking to replace it with a wireless print server with both USB
> > 1.1 and Parallel support for my 802.11b wireless network.
> > my problem is that I can find USB only servers, parallel only servers,
> > and Linksys has an 802.11g version with support for both, but I cannot
> > find an 802.11g version with both ports.
> > Does anyone know of such a device (that will be compatible with my
> > Linksys 802.11b router)?
> > Thanks ahead for any suggestions.
>
> You can simply connect a regular wired Print Server to the Linksys
> 802.11b router (assuming you have atleast one LAN free port). There
> are many such
> devices available. Just a quick search resulted in this one
>
>
http://www.phoebemicro.com/Products/Networking/Print_Se...
rint_Server/fast_ethernet_print_server.html
>
> But I'm sure you can find many others.
>
> Sujit D'Mello
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Anonymous
May 3, 2004 9:55:23 PM

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On Mon, 3 May 2004 07:16:34 -0500, "NuT CrAcKeR"
<nutcracker@internationalhacker.org> wrote:

>whether or not you can get the parallel model with G speed is mute: the
>parallel port is much slower. In fact, its slowe than 802.11b in mpst cases.
>
>so it really doesnt matter. get something that works. And if you are looking
>for some massive speed increase by going G instead of B, you are in for a
>disappointment. if you have a 2.4g phone, get G so there wont be any
>interferrence with your wifi when you talk on the phone.

I believe G operates in the exact same band/frequency range as B...
Anonymous
May 3, 2004 9:55:24 PM

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g = 5ghz

"daytripper" <day_trippr@REMOVEyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:fq1d905inctsbmum5somi8erh21hbivltd@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 3 May 2004 07:16:34 -0500, "NuT CrAcKeR"
> <nutcracker@internationalhacker.org> wrote:
>
> >whether or not you can get the parallel model with G speed is mute: the
> >parallel port is much slower. In fact, its slowe than 802.11b in mpst
cases.
> >
> >so it really doesnt matter. get something that works. And if you are
looking
> >for some massive speed increase by going G instead of B, you are in for a
> >disappointment. if you have a 2.4g phone, get G so there wont be any
> >interferrence with your wifi when you talk on the phone.
>
> I believe G operates in the exact same band/frequency range as B...
Anonymous
May 3, 2004 10:19:53 PM

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On 2 May 2004 09:07:08 -0700, sujitdmello@yahoo.com (Sujit D'Mello)
wrote:

>Baron Rho <Baronrho@philtre.com> wrote in message news:<tnc790tjvfjb3s1gdh3pahmbhea0e4d9iu@4ax.com>...
>> Right now I have a stand-alone computer acting as a print server, but
>> I'm looking to replace it with a wireless print server with both USB
>> 1.1 and Parallel support for my 802.11b wireless network.
>> my problem is that I can find USB only servers, parallel only servers,
>> and Linksys has an 802.11g version with support for both, but I cannot
>> find an 802.11g version with both ports.
>> Does anyone know of such a device (that will be compatible with my
>> Linksys 802.11b router)?
>> Thanks ahead for any suggestions.
>
>You can simply connect a regular wired Print Server to the Linksys
>802.11b router (assuming you have atleast one LAN free port). There
>are many such
>devices available. Just a quick search resulted in this one
>
>http://www.phoebemicro.com/Products/Networking/Print_Se...
>
>But I'm sure you can find many others.
>
>Sujit D'Mello

I guess you missed the point, i need a *wireless* print server for my
*wireless* network.
my printers are n my basement and the router/cable modem are upstairs.
i have no signal problems, but i want my printers banished from the
upstairs realm, so wireless connectivity is paramount.......
Anonymous
May 4, 2004 3:05:09 AM

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On Mon, 3 May 2004 17:17:43 -0500, "NuT CrAcKeR"
<nutcracker@internationalhacker.org> wrote:

>"daytripper" <day_trippr@REMOVEyahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:fq1d905inctsbmum5somi8erh21hbivltd@4ax.com...
>> On Mon, 3 May 2004 07:16:34 -0500, "NuT CrAcKeR"
>> <nutcracker@internationalhacker.org> wrote:
>>
>> >whether or not you can get the parallel model with G speed is mute: the
>> >parallel port is much slower. In fact, its slowe than 802.11b in mpst
>cases.
>> >
>> >so it really doesnt matter. get something that works. And if you are
>looking
>> >for some massive speed increase by going G instead of B, you are in for a
>> >disappointment. if you have a 2.4g phone, get G so there wont be any
>> >interferrence with your wifi when you talk on the phone.
>>
>> I believe G operates in the exact same band/frequency range as B...
>
>g = 5ghz

No, you are wrong. Again.

b: 2.4 ghz
g: 2.4 ghz (didn't you even wonder how G could talk to B??)
a: 5 ghz

Look it up.

/daytripper (unsheathing the ClueBringer...)
Anonymous
May 4, 2004 3:06:32 AM

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On Mon, 3 May 2004 17:17:43 -0500, "NuT CrAcKeR"
<nutcracker@internationalhacker.org> wrote:
>> >whether or not you can get the parallel model with G speed is mute:

And that would be "moot"...

hth

/daytripper ;-)
Anonymous
May 4, 2004 3:06:33 AM

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yes, that helps a lot. I dont have to spend any more time worrying if i
wrote the wrong thing... I stand corrected. A is 5Ghz

So, if he has a 2.4Ghz phone, he should get A.

my comments on speed expectations are still accurate, even if my spelling
wasnt.


NuTs

"daytripper" <day_trippr@REMOVEyahoo.com> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 3 May 2004 17:17:43 -0500, "NuT CrAcKeR"
> <nutcracker@internationalhacker.org> wrote:
> >> >whether or not you can get the parallel model with G speed is mute:
>
> And that would be "moot"...
>
> hth
>
> /daytripper ;-)
May 8, 2004 4:16:07 AM

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In comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.systems Baron Rho <Baronrho@philtre.com> wrote:
> Right now I have a stand-alone computer acting as a print server, but
> I'm looking to replace it with a wireless print server with both USB
> 1.1 and Parallel support for my 802.11b wireless network.
> my problem is that I can find USB only servers, parallel only servers,
> and Linksys has an 802.11g version with support for both, but I cannot
> find an 802.11g version with both ports.
> Does anyone know of such a device (that will be compatible with my
> Linksys 802.11b router)?
> Thanks ahead for any suggestions.

What am I missing here?

You want a print server:
802.11b (there must be a typo above)
USB output
Parallel output

Take a closer look at the LinkSys datasheet. If you were looking
at this:
http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&sci...

....then it says it's b/g.
!