Print server saga part Dos!

Well the mail man picked up the last print server. I should have a credit coming in a week or so. THe new one should arrive in another day or so. This time I read up a lot more. Did a lot more googling and cross referencing Amazon’s user reviews. I finally settled on this one.

This one is from Cables to Go. I’ve bought some of their other gear so I knoew it’s pretty well made. The description sounds a lot closer to what I’m looking for. Fingers are crossed. Let me tell you, going from the second floor (where the office is) to the basement (where the servers, and temporarilly the printers live) to get a print out is the pits. I’m all over getting excercise and all but crikey, That’s a lot of stairs. And remember I’m a mile up now, still gotta get used to this thin air.

So we’ll see, the new print server might arrive tomorrow, but more likely the day after. Which is fine, I have a lunch meeting with a client so tomorrow will not be too free for playing with print servers.


Why is it so hard?!?!?I may actually have to resort to buying a new printer for Charlie’s sake! Why can’t a manufacturer make a simple TCP/IP print server. THey claim they do, but they all involve some level of lame hackery to trick the clients into thinking the printer is local to the client. WTF?!?! Cables to go seemed promising, web based admin, DHCP, got an IP from my router. But from there could I add a network printer from that IP? Hell no!!! Piece of shit!

Back it goes. I’ll wait a few days though, see if I can talk to tech support, see if they have a thought or two. Otherwise we’re on to strike three!

By John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.

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