Epson Photo Stylus printers connected to print server on router

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Dan, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    Hi All-

    I am trying to decide between the Epson Stylus Photo 960 and the Epson
    Stylus Photo 2200 printers. I was also considering the Epson Stylus Photo
    1280, but I don't like the fact that it does not have the separate color
    cartridges. I like the fact the the Epson Stylus Photo 2200 does large
    format printing, but I don't know if I want to cough up the extra bucks.
    From what I have read, the Epson Stylus Photo 960 is a better choice if I
    also want to use it for text printing too.

    I have a Siemens 2624 wireless router with a built in print server. My old
    HP 660CSE performs fine connected to the router. It also performed fine
    with my old SMC router with built in print server.

    Here's my question. Will either one of these printers work with my router's
    print server, and if so, are there any gotchas?

    Dan, Jan 10, 2004
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  2. They should both work fine. The Print server mearly acts as a media
    converter from the network to parallel or USB dependant on which one you
    have. The drivers still reside on the PCs which use the printer
    Paul Landregan, Jan 10, 2004
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  3. I have an Epson CX6400 connected this way, no problems.
    Paul Landregan, Jan 10, 2004
  4. Unless you have a bi-directional printer port on there, or a USB printer
    port on the print server.
    Paul Landregan, Jan 12, 2004
  5. Dan

    Dan Guest

    I ordered the Epson Stylus Photo 960 and it should arrive in a few days. My
    router does not support bi-directional printing, but the printer would be
    close enough to one of the computers to plug in the USB cable. Would it be
    possible to have the printer plugged into the router for sharing purposes,
    but to plug it into one of the computers to monitor ink levels?

    Dan, Jan 13, 2004
  6. Dan

    Duane Arnold Guest

    What is it with the Epson printers? I have a C80 and I was told by Epson
    Tech Support that the driver that monitors the ink levels only works on
    XP. I had Win2k at the time. I am using XP now and that crap still
    doesn't work.

    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Jan 13, 2004
  7. Yes you can use both the USB conection and parallel, but not at exactly the
    same time. They can both be connected and used but dont print to both at the
    same time, else the printer will crash.
    Paul Landregan, Jan 13, 2004
  8. Dan

    herbert Guest

    I have a net applaince plugged onto my printer and a USB cable running to
    one of six computers, all comps can print and the one moniters the status
    of the printer just fine.
    herbert, Jan 13, 2004
  9. Its standalone, as well as a USB scanner/printer/memory card reader. There
    is NO parallel connection. Only USB 2.
    Paul Landregan, Jan 18, 2004
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