I have a Windows XP/64 Desktop, a Windows XP Laptop, a MAC OS X laptop and a PowerMac G5 OS X desktop. I also have a Canon R1800 printer (USB 2.0), a Hiti Photo Printer 730PS (USB 2.0) and a HP LaserJet 3380 Printer (USB 2.0 or Parallel). I would like to know the best way (either wireless or wired -- no preference really) that I can connect all three printers to all four computers. The ability to add my USB 2.0 Epson Scanner to scan from all four computers would be nice - but definitely not required.
Is the best way to buy an individual wired or wireless print server (like a Linksys Box) for each printer and connect them through the network? Should I simply connect all three printers to one computer and designate it as the "Print Server"? Or should I consider an all in one box like the Actiontec Wireless Printer Server, the US Robotics 4 port USB 2.0 storage and print server or the Hawking wireless and wired print server products??
Thanks in advance!