usb to ethernet converter

Kevin Stevens Kevin_Stevens at
Sun Aug 24 19:23:58 PDT 2003

On Sunday, Aug 24, 2003, at 18:47 US/Pacific, Joseph I. Davida wrote:

> I would like to use a usb-2-ethernet converter
> (Aopen has one - found it at a web site for $12).
> What I want to use it for is to convert a usb
> device like a printer to an ethernet connected
> printer.

It's not going to work.  You need a print server of some kind (lpr, 
Novell, AppleTalk) to handle connectivity protocol and spooling.  That 
functionality is provided via Ethernet print servers or cards - just 
converting the raw signaling isn't enough.


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