remote printing question

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Wed Apr 4 20:27:16 UTC 2007

On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 02:56:13PM -0400, David Banning wrote:

> I have a someone who wants to have a remote printer without using a
> server at the printing location. Is it possible to do;
> DSL Line->Modem -> router -> printer
>                      |
>               -----------------
>               |               |
>            laptop           laptop       
> Their sales oriented operation is mostly take-away laptops, but they
> want the printing to come into the office during their absence but 
> don't see the need to have a server to service just the printer.

Well, if your printer has its own Ethernet card and an IP address
you can just set things up to go directly to it with no server.

Or, what is that router?   If it is something like a FreeBSD box or
other more full service system, it can probably handle the task of
serving the printer as well.


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