Printing from network connected Epson R360 without PC being on

By Ammo
Aug 8, 2008
  1. Hi,

    Does anyone know if it is possible to print from Epson R360 networked printer without having the PC on that the printer is directly connected to?

    I was hoping to find a network cable port so that I could connect the printer directly to the router, however it only has a USB port. Can anyone help? Thanks.

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You need to purchase a networked (ethernet specifically) printer
    Any other hardware adaptors, or locating a card for you printer is not worth it
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    There are a number of great wireless print servers that will work on that printer. Prices range from$30 to $80 depending on what you need.
    It it too far away to use a USB cable? USB will work fine to network the printer off of any computers on the network... giving access to all computers... using My Network Places.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,143   +595

    You can use a device called a Print Server to make the printer have its own IP address.

    router-->your computers
    +---------printer sever --- a printer.

    then any computer can print without any other printer being active

    see this
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I like it !

    But Retail Price: $59.99 Seems a little high

    I suppose if you have an Office $300 + Printer (without option to purchase an internal ethernet card), then this option would be good.

    Wow "Print Servers" have changed a bit !
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,143   +595

    the example cited was just that, an example, not an endorsement nor recommendation per se.

    Just use google to look for "Print Server". Add USB only if your existing printer uses that interface :)
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