[nSLUG] Home router advice? (USB->Centronics print service)

Gerald linux at zdoit.airpost.net
Thu Jan 4 18:12:13 AST 2007


Have you tried ebay for a used one that has a parallel port? I have had
good luck finding obsolescent parts there.

Mike wrote:
. . . .
> Until it failed last week, I had a D-Link wireless router with 3 cable
> ports and a print server with a parallel output plug.  Worked fine
> using lprng [1] and adding an incantation like "lp=lp at" to
> appropriate places in /etc/printcap on all localnet machines.
> Now, it seems, any router with print server capacity has a USB port
> for the printer.  USB->Centronics printer cables are available.
. . . .



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