How can I get around a print server?

By dreck
Dec 18, 2004
  1. How can I get around a print server?

    I have a cheap usb Lexmark X1150 printer. In past I installed this printer to my server pc. Sharing the printer with the network.

    I would like to share the printer with the network without using the server pc or a print server.

    What I would like to do is use a USB to ethernet adapter, attaching my printer to my Dlink DI-624 router.

    I don't have a the adapter yet...

    Will this work?

    Any help or other ideas would be great.

  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    Highly unlikely unless this is some peripheral from Lexmark. You'll either have to have something connected to the printer (a computer with an OS) or a print server. Something has to actually "share" the printer out and know how to handle your print jobs.
  3. HoopaJoop

    HoopaJoop TS Rookie Posts: 90


    The USB to Ethernet connectors I've seen only work to add another ethernet port to a pc or laptop. They don't work with something that you cannot install a device on (such as a router).
  4. dreck

    dreck Topic Starter


    I guess ill have to break down and buy a print server. :(

    Thanks for the quick replys,

  5. Linus

    Linus TS Rookie

    SMC Print server password to be broken

    I have got a SMC Print server , some one has played a mischief and put a password. Is there any way i can break the password
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Try to do a hardware reset, this should put the unit back in its factory-state.
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