network hook up for Win 10 laptop on Freebsd
noc at hdk5.net
Tue Jun 28 21:26:37 UTC 2016
Warren Block wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Jun 2016, al plant wrote:
>> Aloha List,
>> I have aquired a Dell Laptop Inspiron 14 -3452 Windows 10 O/S.
>> Box has Hdmi, USB and media card reader ports . Also Wireless network
>> The network is FreeBSD 8 and has an old HP Laser jet printer and
>> several desktops with FreeBSD that work with the printer.
>> We want to print email received on the Dell on the network. The
>> FreeBSD network is hardwired with cables and connectors. The Telcom
>> link to internet is wireless and cable mixed. Any ideas how I can do
>> this with the new Dell? Can I use converter connectors to the cable
>> and connect the Dell to the switch that the other working units
>> connect to now.
> Is the "FreeBSD network" connected to the wired port of the cable box?
> The wireless portion is probably shared with the wired. From the
> notebook, ping the laser printer. Odds are good that will work.
> The step after that is adding a printer on the Windows system. The
> trick there used to be telling it to use a "local port", then creating
> a port for the IP address of the printer. I don't know if or how much
> Microsoft might have changed that in later versions of Windows. Which
> version do you have?
Thanks Warren, I will look at this.
My wife works with a mix of mac, windows at her job and her It guy has
had a couple of issues that never were reserved mostly to do with age of
printers. This we hoped to side step by the network. I cant figure out
how you get the network hooked to the windows. I am looking to info on
what ports could work on the box.
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