MFP recommendations

John Baldwin jhb at
Mon Aug 15 17:46:18 UTC 2011

On Thursday, August 11, 2011 5:51:36 am Jon Theil Nielsen wrote:
> 2011/8/10 Jon Theil Nielsen <jontheil at>
> > Hi list,
> >
> > I want to buy another printer to use mainly with Windows. Even though I
> > have no good feelings about those devises, that claims to be able to do
> > everything I need. Even though, I need a better scanner with ADF and duplex
> > printing (it need to be able to connect wirelessly to my Windows stations).
> > So my question is if I can find such a thing, that I can connect to my
> > FreeBSD server too. And if you can recommend a specific model.
> > I have been looking at a lot of models, but I can't figure out if any of
> > them would be able to work through FreeBSD, cups etc. Examples:
> > HP Officejet Pro 8500A (CM755A)
> > HP Photosmart Premium Fax e-All-in-One (CQ521B)
> > Canon PIXMA MX885
> > Epson...
> > Brother...
> > In the first place, I may have to connect it via USB or ehternet. If it
> > could be connected by my wireless adapter (Linksys WUSB600N), it would be
> > nice
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Jon Theil Nielsen
> >
> Since my main goal is to be able to print over the network via my FreeBSD
> station, I could put in another way:
> Can I expect that printers known to be supported by HPLIP (
> actually
> work in FreeBSD? And would one of the HP models by a "safe" choice?

Yes, anything that works with hplip (which is in ports) will work great with
cups in KDE, OpenOffice, etc.  I currently use some MFC OfficeJet thinigie
at home with hplip.

John Baldwin

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