WiFi Printer server with Multi function printer

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Buckratz, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Buckratz

    Buckratz Guest

    Has anybody used a Wireless Printer server with a multi function printer? I
    want to connect my Canon LaserBase MF5630 to my WiFi network so that any
    computer on the network can use it. But will the scan functions work as
    well?

    Buckratz
     
    Buckratz, Apr 12, 2005
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  2. Buckratz

    JohnQ Guest

    Most print servers only support printing. In my experience, sharing of
    other features is not supported without a proprietary solution from the
    vendor.

    Even if you "shared" the MultiFunction from a direct connection (parallel or
    USB) you would only be able to print. Only the locally connected machine
    can access the fax, copy and scan features since TWAIN does not work over a
    LAN.

    If you find a way to do it, I would love to know.
     
    JohnQ, Apr 13, 2005
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  3. and in many cases, even this won't work. I have a lexmark 5100 and
    this simply won't work at all via a print server.
     
    Mark McIntyre, Apr 13, 2005
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    Damase Guest

    and I tried a Lexmark 5270 on d-link dp-g310. Same result- noth'n. my
    canon works though, but that's just a printer (i850).
     
    Damase, Apr 13, 2005
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  5. Buckratz

    Teddybare Guest

    If you will look on the Print Server box and in your manual you will find
    that it ONLY supports Printing. No scanning, coping, or Faxing, just
    Printing.
     
    Teddybare, Apr 14, 2005
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  6. Buckratz

    Damase Guest

    like i said the lexmark does not even do that. It does nothing. And that
    was my point. I was trying to use it as a printer but could not get it
    to work in any way at all with the wireless print server.
     
    Damase, Apr 14, 2005
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  7. Buckratz

    Buckratz Guest

    Thanks for the feedback, chaps, even if it is mostly not very encouraging!
    Has anybody used a "wireless USB device server" such as the Silex Pricom
    SX-3700WB? Rather more expensive than other print servers, but claims to
    work with multifuntion printers...

    Buckratz
     
    Buckratz, Apr 14, 2005
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  8. before you buy it, ask them if it will for sure work with your MFD,
    and will support all functions. If they say yes, get it in writing..
     
    Mark McIntyre, Apr 14, 2005
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  9. Buckratz

    Buckratz Guest

    Good advice, thanks, Mark

    Buckratz
     
    Buckratz, Apr 15, 2005
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