[Novalug] Wireless Printers
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Fri Mar 19 00:47:08 EDT 2010
On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 11:03:19PM -0400, Stephan Greene wrote:
> Looking to add a printer made a bit more recently than 10 years ago to the
> home network. And that will be accessible to me and family when we are on
> the wireless network. I've heard good things about the Brother laser
> printers (while color is nice, ink jet $/page is a bit much and we can go
> wired for that). And our HPs have been rock solid (the HP4Plus is ancient
> but holding up fine and will probably get retired when we can no longer get
> toner cartridges).
Yeah, I was happy with our 4m and 4m+. The latter was still in use by
a friend until their home burned down last Dec. Probably about a dozen
years of use or more.
> Any other suggestions? Wireless print servers or maybe a new f/w-router are
> an option but if they only work with a USB printer, I may as well get a
> wireless printer.
Not much available aside from usb, ethernet wired or wireless.
If you need a switch anyway, a print server/switch worked pretty well for
me several years ago.
Again, several years ago, I used small Hawking ethernet print servers to
attach a USB and another for a parallel port printer. They were about
the size of a deck of cards. Seem to still be on Amazon along with some
We replaced the HP's when my wife absolutely needed color. I made auction
bids at ubid.com on two different Ricoh models (CL2000N and CL3500N). Got
them for $300 and $350 respectively. Big heavy suckers that have done well.
And they have builtin ethernet and print servers (mimics HP's jetdirect).
Of course, a full set of toner replacements cost more than the purchase price.
For a while ubid continued to have auctions on them and I considered buying
some just for the toner :)
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