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multifunction printer (HP 5610) and my network


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delawaredrew

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I have a HP 5610 I want to use on my wired/wireless network. I have heard that the bi-directional communication needed by multifunction printers is a problem for many print servers. Anyone have a multifunction printer working on their network with full functionality? I haven't found a network print server known to work with the 5610. Is there anyone doing this successfully? With what equipment? I don't need it to be a wireless server.
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Edited by delawaredrew, 16 June 2007 - 12:00 PM.

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I have a Brother MFC-240C connected to one computer and shared onto my network, but I can only fax/scan using the original computer. I can print to it from any computer on the network. Are you trying to be able to use it to scan with any computer as well?
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It is not hooked to any comp now. I was hoping to find a stand alone print server to eliminate that need, as I have three XP laptops for roaming in the house but no modern desktop to hook it to. I do little scanning, and it's copy feature works without a comp.
If I can get a server to successfully print from any of the laptops that would really satisfy most of my needs. I could always hook a laptop to it if I needed to scan.
I was looking at something like thisLinksys PSUS4
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Yeah that looks awesome, I wouldn't mind something like that myself, but because I've only got two computers (not wireless) on the network, the way mine is setup works good for me.

I might also suggest looking at the different brands available that offer the same type of device, as you might find a different one (example: d-link) that is cheaper and does the same thing, or maybe for a couple of dollars more it supports USB 2.0 instead of only 1.1, or you know...

And to tell you the truth, I've never tried to scan with my other computer, I should try it... I was just thinking that the print server might be able to do it...

Oh well, hope I've been even just a little bit helpful!!! :whistling:
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