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wireless print server

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by racershawn, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. racershawn

    racershawn Member

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    Has anyone used a wireless print server with there large format printer ... I have a trendnet wireless print server and a prismjet ... I cant seem to get them to talk ..... any info out there??? Thanks ... Shawn
     
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  2. SignBurst PCs

    SignBurst PCs Very Active Member

    I wouldn't do it wireless. There are too many issues related to wireless that will cause you way too many headaches, even if you do get it to work. It isn't worth the hassle. Run the cable and you will be happier in the long run.
     
  3. racershawn

    racershawn Member

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    thanks ...that is how i have it now .... I just have the server so i thought i would try it
     
  4. noregrets

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    I would think that you would have too many issues - you wouldnt want the signal to drop halfway through a big print - personally I would stay wired
     
  5. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    reliability of the connection not good enough...... it will cause you lots of frustration. Use it for some small desktop laser printer.

    PLUS... your wired ethernet can be up to 1000mb if both adapters support it. At the very least it would be 100mb. Odds are your wireless max speed is between 11mb and 54mb. When you are pumping a 2gb print job that may affect your performance.
     
  6. choucove

    choucove Active Member

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    I've had to configure a wireless print server onto an office printer and it is not a fun or easy task. In the end it took two days of work to get the two computers to communicate with the printer to at least print a page, but the quality is worse, not all the settings are correct anymore, and it still loses connections at times. In the end that admit it would have been much easier and cheaper in the end to just run a single 50 ft. length of Cat5e cable to the printer and call it good.
     
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