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usb print server

On Wednesday 13 September 2006 8:55 am, Stephen Adler wrote:
> Guys,
> I'm looking to buy a USB print server. Any advice about what to look for
> in such a device?
> Basically I want to be able to print to it from my linux box as well as
> a windows laptop.
I would avoid anything Belkin. Additionally, someone had trouble with 
Buffalo stuff too.
Both Netgear and Linksys have a variety of print servers starting about $55 
mail order. Some have wireless capabilities. Nearly all have USB 2.0, and 
some have parallel ports. 
Linksys PSUS4 PrintServer for USB with 4 Port Switch is under $60 at Amazon. 
the wireless versions are about $10 more, but may be good for a laptop.
none of the print servers on Amazon had more than 3 out of 5 stars. 

In the past I have used both Netgear and Linksys equipment with a lot of 
success.  Additionally, D-Link is ok. I've seen mixed results with their 
equipment, but not really first hand.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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