Any print servers work with Mac OS X and 9?

PowerBookDude

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Hi,

I was wondering is there any (hardware to plug into my router) print server that works with Mac OS X and 9?


And in X I'd choose the printer with the Print Center and Chooser with 9 right? Would I need the print drivers for the printer installed for it to work or no?


And one more thing. Will printers that aren't support in X by USB connection work with a network connection?

Thank you very much!
 

dougk_ff7

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Ok, I'm not into physical print servers (I don't use them specifically) but I know Axis puts out some hardware print servers that plug into the parallel port. OS 9 and X should support these by TCP/IP printing. As for OS 10.1, though, I think it should be able to print over Microsoft Networking print servers though.
 

dougk_ff7

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If another volunteer wants to answer part II, go right ahead. I think it will work, but I'm not sure.
 

PowerBookDude

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Thanks for the link I'll look at them.

I do have another question.

I'll be able to select the printer and print through Airport right? I have my Airport Base Station plugged into my router where I'll also be plugging the Print Server into so it should work.
 

gr8tfly

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The AXIS 1440 print server works fine with my Epson 1280 in 9.2.1, and in Classic (OS-X). Although OS-X sees the server natively (OS-X Printing Center setup), there aren't any drivers (yet) for the 1280.

Epson says they will have them by the end of the month, but I don't know what support they will have for this particular server. If the new driver works with AppleTalk or LPR, it should work fine with the 1440.
 
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