moderated Re: Sharing a printer
Glenn / Lenny
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I don't think it needs to even know that it is on a network, most printers are just a one-way device, and they only need to be available to receive information.
I think the tricky part is the cable, a straight through cable with no chip inside would be best, because a printer wouldn't know how to manage a chip that are in many cables.
But once it is in the network and available, the computer finding it in the network will send its print instructions to it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Randy Barnett
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: Sharing a printer
I don't think that will work unless you find some kind of USB to ethernet adapter that handles all the networking and translation to because your printer won't have any way of dealing with the network itself.
On Jun 27, 2020, at 4:46 PM, Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:
Can I get a USB to a Ethernet connector and connect to the router?