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    Question Need a mini Print Server box??? Please recommend

    Hi all,

    I have 2 printers that just have USB and are connected to one PC and shared out over the home network for other PCs in the house to print from. Problem with this is that the PC that has the 2 printers connected to it needs to be turned on and booted into windows for the printers to be usable over the network and also the PC connected to the printer will not be there much longer.

    So i have moved the router into the same room as the printers and now looking for a device that will allow me to connect both printers to the router so can be used over the network.

    Please advise what would be the best option?

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    Re: Need a mini Print Server box??? Please recommend

    Wired - Icy Box IB-LAN104 - £42.54 and also gives you the option to add two further USB devices (HDDs).

    There's also this Edimax PS-2207U - £44.70 - two USB devices only. (and a typo in Scan's description too)

    Wireless - Edimax PS-2207SUg - £51.72 - as above but wireless.

    EDIT: I've bought from the retailer Peter mentions, hassle free
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    Re: Need a mini Print Server box??? Please recommend

    http://www.morecomputers.com/extra.asp?pn=DPR-1061%2fB

    (Link for product info - I've not bought from this retailer. You might find other, cheaper sources)
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    Re: Need a mini Print Server box??? Please recommend

    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw View Post
    Wired - Icy Box IB-LAN104 - £42.54 and also gives you the option to add two further USB devices (HDDs).

    There's also this Edimax PS-2207U - £44.70 - two USB devices only. (and a typo in Scan's description too)

    Wireless - Edimax PS-2207SUg - £51.72 - as above but wireless.

    EDIT: I've bought from the retailer Peter mentions, hassle free
    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    http://www.morecomputers.com/extra.asp?pn=DPR-1061%2fB

    (Link for product info - I've not bought from this retailer. You might find other, cheaper sources)
    That's great, sounds just what im looking for, which one is better do you think? Icy or the Edimax?
    As Edimax is more designed for print server but icy has 4 USB's

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    Re: Need a mini Print Server box??? Please recommend

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    http://www.morecomputers.com/extra.asp?pn=DPR-1061%2fB

    (Link for product info - I've not bought from this retailer. You might find other, cheaper sources)
    Looks good mate. Will keep that in mind
    Cheers

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