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moderated Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

David Griffith
 

Speak On Resources 
You can download Speak On media Suite from
Mailing List for Speak On

Speak On Media Podcast 

Links are provided with SendSpace and DropBox.
01 Introduction Speak on Media Suite.mp3
This Podcast covers setting up Speak On Media, changing the default synthesiser to a more friendly   voice and  introduces you to the range of apps available by default, and then the further apps available through additional optional plugins.

02 Getting an Audio Books into Speak On Media Suite.mp3

This Podcast describes how shortcuts and the send to menu in File Explorer can be utilised to make it much easier to import books  and other content into  Speak On Media.

03 Playing Daisy and Audio Books in Speak On.mp3
This Podcast covers loading and reading of Daisy and Audio Books. It explains Speak On navigation options, bookmarking, and varying the speed and volume of playback. It also introduces Speak On’s context sensitive help feature.


04 Reading eBooks on Speak On
This covers.
-Loading an eBook into the Speak On Directory through the Send To Menu.
-changing the Reading Voice.
- Navigation levels available in the eBook.
- Managing Bookmarks and getting book size information.
-Tabbing through the Player Bookmark list and Library view.
- Adjusting the speed and volume of book playback  on the fly.
- Copying and pasting text from an eBook into Notepad. 
- Saving Sections of the book as text files.
- Creating a "virtual eBook" based upon a search term.


05 Speak On and Internet Radio
This Podcast covers 
- Using a  free or paid Tunein account to access Radio in Speak On.
- Using the optional VI Radio app.
- Importing Radio Streams into the Other Media app to create a 3rd Customised Internet Radio  app.


Link to a Radio Streams folder to import into Speak On.

06 Using Speak On and the RNIB Reading Service.

This Podcasts covers downloading a  daisy Book from the new RNIB Reading Service  and playing it in Speak On.

07 Speak On and the RNIB Newsagent Service Part 1 - Newspapers.
This Podcasts covers.
1. Advantages of using Speak On to easily access the eText Newspaper service, including its Virtual Reader function to streamline reading. 
Installing the task and logging into the eText service.
Lloading of Newspapers, navigation and adjustment of speed and volume of playback.
Setting up favourite papers.
Bookmarking and extracting articles into text files.

08 Speak On and the RNIB Newsagent Service Part 2 Magazines.
This Podcast covers accessing the RNIB magazine service and the workaround needed if the RNIB has broken a link from a  Magazine to Speak On.

09 Speak On and Podcasts.

This Podcast covers searching for a Podcast, subscribing to a Podcast by adding to Favorites, downloading Podcast, and browsing the Category Online directory Service.   As part of this it show how Speak On acts as a virtual BBC Sounds app. It also covers importing OPML files from another Podcast Reader and briefly covers the optional VI Podcast app which provides access to selected Podcasts of interest to Blind and Partially Sighted People.
Note For a demonstration of the third Podcast facility in Speak On , via the tunein  Radio   app  to download Podcasts and Radio  shows from that service,  please refer back to Podcast 5 on Internet Radio and Speak On.


10 Speak On in the Cloud Part 1
In this Podccast we see how to create a Portable version of Speak On which , when applied to DropBox and OneDrive allows the synchronisation of reading of media across multiple Windows devices.


Speak On Portable Install - With TTS change to Sapi 5 and media folders created ready to receive content.
11 Speak On in the Cloud Part 2
In this Podcast we demonstrate how our cloud version of Speak On can perform on both DropBox and OneDrive from another Windows device. It shows how reading is synchronised across devices.  The podcast  covers the particular settings needed in OneDrive for the cloud based version of Speak ON to work.








On 28 Jun 2020, at 21:07, Bill White <billwhite92701@...> wrote:

So where do you download Free Speak, and is it for the PC as well as iPhone
 
 
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10
 
There are a number of options.
Q Read - which is a paid application provides epub , PdF and mobi book support. .
There are a number of Text to Speech based readers. Paid and unpaid.. For me the best by far is  the free Speak On which has a range of excellent features for ePub reading in its confusingly  named  Text Publications app.
 This has  as  well as text ,  ePub support, including book marking , navigation levels, header and chapter navigation, on the fly control of book reading speed  and   volume and  including a range of other features. You can even create  a “virtual eBook” based on a search term which will pull out all the relevant sections of an ebook which is very useful for academic study. There is also full capacity to export to text to a word processor by simple copy and paste.
 
David Griffith  


On 28 Jun 2020, at 20:41, Joe <joet1226@...> wrote:
 
Does any one know of an accessible Windows 10 EPUB reader? I have some types of these files I would like to access on my PC.
Joe
Picture of Owl with Mortar Board and Computer
Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT
                Phone: 616.951.2142
 
 
 



moderated Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

David Griffith
 

No Read will not read Kindle books unless they are converted first by a program like Codex into another format.
There is often a confusion as unprotected mobi file can be read by Kindle Book apps - so mobi can be read by Kindle but Kindle protected books are not mobi books.

David Griffith

On 28 Jun 2020, at 21:09, Sharon <mt281820@...> wrote:

David, do you know if QREad will read Kindle mobi books?
Or do those terms mean the same thing?
Sharon
 
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 4:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10
 
There are a number of options.
Q Read - which is a paid application provides epub , PdF and mobi book support. .
There are a number of Text to Speech based readers. Paid and unpaid.. For me the best by far is  the free Speak On which has a range of excellent features for ePub reading in its confusingly  named  Text Publications app.
 This has  as  well as text ,  ePub support, including book marking , navigation levels, header and chapter navigation, on the fly control of book reading speed  and   volume and  including a range of other features. You can even create  a “virtual eBook” based on a search term which will pull out all the relevant sections of an ebook which is very useful for academic study. There is also full capacity to export to text to a word processor by simple copy and paste.
 
David Griffith  


On 28 Jun 2020, at 20:41, Joe <joet1226@...> wrote:
 
Does any one know of an accessible Windows 10 EPUB reader? I have some types of these files I would like to access on my PC.
Joe
Picture of Owl with Mortar Board and Computer
Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT
                Phone: 616.951.2142
 
 
 



moderated Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

Sean Murphy
 

If you are seeking for an accessible EPub reader. QRead and Dolphin Easy reader are two programs which are specifically design for Vision Impaired. Dolphin easy Reader is a better program in my for EPub readers.
There is another one which is main stream which I don’t have the name at hand.

 

Sean

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, 29 June 2020 6:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

Hi again, Richard and list. I finally found Speak On, but it is not a text to speech app, it is a translation app.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

What David meant was that the app, speak On is free.

I think it is a Windows program.

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

So where do you download Free Speak, and is it for the PC as well as iPhone

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

There are a number of options.

Q Read - which is a paid application provides epub , PdF and mobi book support. .

There are a number of Text to Speech based readers. Paid and unpaid.. For me the best by far is  the free Speak On which has a range of excellent features for ePub reading in its confusingly  named  Text Publications app.

 This has  as  well as text ,  ePub support, including book marking , navigation levels, header and chapter navigation, on the fly control of book reading speed  and   volume and  including a range of other features. You can even create  a “virtual eBook” based on a search term which will pull out all the relevant sections of an ebook which is very useful for academic study. There is also full capacity to export to text to a word processor by simple copy and paste.

 

David Griffith  

 

On 28 Jun 2020, at 20:41, Joe <joet1226@...> wrote:

 

Does any one know of an accessible Windows 10 EPUB reader? I have some types of these files I would like to access on my PC.

Joe

Picture of Owl with Mortar Board and Computer

Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT

                Phone: 616.951.2142

 

 

 


moderated Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

Bill White
 

Hi, Milton. From what I understand, the new Microsoft Edge Chromium will be ending support for ebooks soon except in pdf format. Epub will no longer be supported.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

Hi,

 

If you have the most current version of Microsoft Edge browser it will open an epub file as well as pdf.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

Does any one know of an accessible Windows 10 EPUB reader? I have some types of these files I would like to access on my PC.

Joe

Picture of Owl with Mortar Board and Computer

Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT

                Phone: 616.951.2142

 

 


moderated Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

Bill White
 

Hi again, Richard and list. I finally found Speak On, but it is not a text to speech app, it is a translation app.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

What David meant was that the app, speak On is free.

I think it is a Windows program.

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

So where do you download Free Speak, and is it for the PC as well as iPhone

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

There are a number of options.

Q Read - which is a paid application provides epub , PdF and mobi book support. .

There are a number of Text to Speech based readers. Paid and unpaid.. For me the best by far is  the free Speak On which has a range of excellent features for ePub reading in its confusingly  named  Text Publications app.

 This has  as  well as text ,  ePub support, including book marking , navigation levels, header and chapter navigation, on the fly control of book reading speed  and   volume and  including a range of other features. You can even create  a “virtual eBook” based on a search term which will pull out all the relevant sections of an ebook which is very useful for academic study. There is also full capacity to export to text to a word processor by simple copy and paste.

 

David Griffith  

 

On 28 Jun 2020, at 20:41, Joe <joet1226@...> wrote:

 

Does any one know of an accessible Windows 10 EPUB reader? I have some types of these files I would like to access on my PC.

Joe

Picture of Owl with Mortar Board and Computer

Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT

                Phone: 616.951.2142

 

 

 


moderated Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

Bill White
 

Hi, Richard. When I look up Speak On, I don't get any matches about a free reader, either for PC or iPhone.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

What David meant was that the app, speak On is free.

I think it is a Windows program.

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

So where do you download Free Speak, and is it for the PC as well as iPhone

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

There are a number of options.

Q Read - which is a paid application provides epub , PdF and mobi book support. .

There are a number of Text to Speech based readers. Paid and unpaid.. For me the best by far is  the free Speak On which has a range of excellent features for ePub reading in its confusingly  named  Text Publications app.

 This has  as  well as text ,  ePub support, including book marking , navigation levels, header and chapter navigation, on the fly control of book reading speed  and   volume and  including a range of other features. You can even create  a “virtual eBook” based on a search term which will pull out all the relevant sections of an ebook which is very useful for academic study. There is also full capacity to export to text to a word processor by simple copy and paste.

 

David Griffith  

 

On 28 Jun 2020, at 20:41, Joe <joet1226@...> wrote:

 

Does any one know of an accessible Windows 10 EPUB reader? I have some types of these files I would like to access on my PC.

Joe

Picture of Owl with Mortar Board and Computer

Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT

                Phone: 616.951.2142

 

 

 


moderated Re: windows 10 update?

 

Is that notification in the Action Center?

I have often had these sorts of notifications remain in the Action Center even if the computer restarted itself outside of active hours for a cumulative update.  And when that's the case, the notification won't "do" anything since what needs to be done already occurred.  I wish they'd just automatically purge that sort of notification on restart when automatic restart outside active hours has occurred.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: android vs ios.

Nermin
 

Hi,


so long as BRLTTY supports it, chances are it will work. There are options to try more generic drivers is a specific model does not connect or whatever, so no idea what display will work.

I would assume most will by now. You can always contact the authors ot ask if they'll include a display driver and model.

I am planning on giving my Actilino the BRLTTY treatment. By the way, Brailleback is based on BRLTTY anyway.


Regards,

Nermin


moderated windows 10 update?

Stan Holdeman
 

I came back to my computer a little while ago to find a screen saying my windows 10 needed to be updated. It gave me three options: set a time, remind me later, restart now. The strange thing is that none of the options worked. Nothing happened. Had to shut down the computer to be rid of the screen.

 

I am running W10 with automatic updates on. Also running J2020 June update.

 

What is hapeenin?

 

Stan

 


moderated Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

Richard Turner
 

What David meant was that the app, speak On is free.

I think it is a Windows program.

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

So where do you download Free Speak, and is it for the PC as well as iPhone

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

There are a number of options.

Q Read - which is a paid application provides epub , PdF and mobi book support. .

There are a number of Text to Speech based readers. Paid and unpaid.. For me the best by far is  the free Speak On which has a range of excellent features for ePub reading in its confusingly  named  Text Publications app.

 This has  as  well as text ,  ePub support, including book marking , navigation levels, header and chapter navigation, on the fly control of book reading speed  and   volume and  including a range of other features. You can even create  a “virtual eBook” based on a search term which will pull out all the relevant sections of an ebook which is very useful for academic study. There is also full capacity to export to text to a word processor by simple copy and paste.

 

David Griffith  



On 28 Jun 2020, at 20:41, Joe <joet1226@...> wrote:

 

Does any one know of an accessible Windows 10 EPUB reader? I have some types of these files I would like to access on my PC.

Joe

Picture of Owl with Mortar Board and Computer

Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT

                Phone: 616.951.2142

 

 

 


moderated Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

Sharon
 

David, do you know if QREad will read Kindle mobi books?

Or do those terms mean the same thing?

Sharon

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 4:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

There are a number of options.

Q Read - which is a paid application provides epub , PdF and mobi book support. .

There are a number of Text to Speech based readers. Paid and unpaid.. For me the best by far is  the free Speak On which has a range of excellent features for ePub reading in its confusingly  named  Text Publications app.

 This has  as  well as text ,  ePub support, including book marking , navigation levels, header and chapter navigation, on the fly control of book reading speed  and   volume and  including a range of other features. You can even create  a “virtual eBook” based on a search term which will pull out all the relevant sections of an ebook which is very useful for academic study. There is also full capacity to export to text to a word processor by simple copy and paste.

 

David Griffith  



On 28 Jun 2020, at 20:41, Joe <joet1226@...> wrote:

 

Does any one know of an accessible Windows 10 EPUB reader? I have some types of these files I would like to access on my PC.

Joe

Picture of Owl with Mortar Board and Computer

Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT

                Phone: 616.951.2142

 

 

 


moderated Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

Bill White
 

So where do you download Free Speak, and is it for the PC as well as iPhone

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

There are a number of options.

Q Read - which is a paid application provides epub , PdF and mobi book support. .

There are a number of Text to Speech based readers. Paid and unpaid.. For me the best by far is  the free Speak On which has a range of excellent features for ePub reading in its confusingly  named  Text Publications app.

 This has  as  well as text ,  ePub support, including book marking , navigation levels, header and chapter navigation, on the fly control of book reading speed  and   volume and  including a range of other features. You can even create  a “virtual eBook” based on a search term which will pull out all the relevant sections of an ebook which is very useful for academic study. There is also full capacity to export to text to a word processor by simple copy and paste.

 

David Griffith  



On 28 Jun 2020, at 20:41, Joe <joet1226@...> wrote:

 

Does any one know of an accessible Windows 10 EPUB reader? I have some types of these files I would like to access on my PC.

Joe

Picture of Owl with Mortar Board and Computer

Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT

                Phone: 616.951.2142

 

 

 


moderated Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

David Griffith
 

There are a number of options.
Q Read - which is a paid application provides epub , PdF and mobi book support. .
There are a number of Text to Speech based readers. Paid and unpaid.. For me the best by far is  the free Speak On which has a range of excellent features for ePub reading in its confusingly  named  Text Publications app.
 This has  as  well as text ,  ePub support, including book marking , navigation levels, header and chapter navigation, on the fly control of book reading speed  and   volume and  including a range of other features. You can even create  a “virtual eBook” based on a search term which will pull out all the relevant sections of an ebook which is very useful for academic study. There is also full capacity to export to text to a word processor by simple copy and paste.

David Griffith  

On 28 Jun 2020, at 20:41, Joe <joet1226@...> wrote:

Does any one know of an accessible Windows 10 EPUB reader? I have some types of these files I would like to access on my PC.
Joe
Picture of Owl with Mortar Board and Computer
Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT
                Phone: 616.951.2142
 
 


moderated Re: android vs ios.

David Csercsics
 

Ok, that might work. I'll look at that the next time I'm doing a phone upgrade. Google was less than helpful.  I have gotten good luck with BRLTTY on other Linux systems, so it should be fairly sane for Android, thanks.

 I need to contact my carrier anyway, because they're blathering about upgrade offers, so I'll see what we come up with. What's a good current device that worked? I currently  have a Brailliant BI 40, if that helps.


moderated Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

Milton Ota
 

Hi,

 

If you have the most current version of Microsoft Edge browser it will open an epub file as well as pdf.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

Does any one know of an accessible Windows 10 EPUB reader? I have some types of these files I would like to access on my PC.

Joe

Picture of Owl with Mortar Board and Computer

Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT

                Phone: 616.951.2142

 

 


moderated Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

Joe
 

Does any one know of an accessible Windows 10 EPUB reader? I have some types of these files I would like to access on my PC.

Joe

Picture of Owl with Mortar Board and Computer

Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT

                Phone: 616.951.2142

 

 


moderated Re: Possible bug w/J2020 and Edge

David Kingsbury
 

Hi,

Not sure why fixing this should even matter to you. Once a download is confirmed, all I care about is going to my Downloads folder on my PC to find it.

 

David


moderated Re: android vs ios.

Nermin
 

Hi, Glen,


no, people who purchased it can still install it, but it's not available on The Play Store anymore.

Codefactory pulled the plug cause they thought that it was difficult to port to the 64

bit architecture that Google is demanding for newer phones, at least that's what I've read through various sources.

Regards,
Nermin


moderated Re: Sharing a printer

Glenn / Lenny
 


In fact, I have an old d-Link router that has a 9-pin serial port in it for devices like printers.
But the old printer I had on my router five to ten years back was a USB printer, and just a basic printer not designed for anything but being plugged into a computer.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: Sharing a printer

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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
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.

Randy Barnett

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?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: Sharing a printer

It helps to install the printer software on the other computers.
Then after the software is installed, you will look for a network printer, either in the printer software, or in control panel under printers.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:54 AM
Subject: Sharing a printer

We have three computers our home,  all connected by WiFi,  I have a printer connected to one by USB, I would like to be able to print from the other computers. I find conflicting instructions by searching Google. Can someone give me simple instructions on how to do this?


moderated Re: Sharing a printer

Glenn / Lenny
 


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.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
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.

Randy Barnett

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?
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Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: Sharing a printer

It helps to install the printer software on the other computers.
Then after the software is installed, you will look for a network printer, either in the printer software, or in control panel under printers.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:54 AM
Subject: Sharing a printer

We have three computers our home,  all connected by WiFi,  I have a printer connected to one by USB, I would like to be able to print from the other computers. I find conflicting instructions by searching Google. Can someone give me simple instructions on how to do this?