Friday, 20 July 2007

Wireless print server fun

Spent last weekend playing with a Netgear Wireless print server WGPS606 for a customer who wanted to be able to print, but didn't want all the clutter (cables and noise) in their living room. The Wireless print server also has 4 ports, so ideal for a gaming adaptor.

The print server is excellent- it supports Windows and OS X, which suggests to me (although I didn't try it) that it should work with any CUPS based printing system. The customer's original printer broke, so he replaced with another one. This required a re-run of the Netgear software to pickup the new drivers, but all in all a doddle.

It's very easy to setup and modify the print server, drivers can be pre-installed or installed during the Netgear install process.

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