Can I make any printer network printer

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nilex

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Hi

My friend has been using Cannon 1100LBP printer for about 5 year I think. He was using it as shared printer before hence. Now he wanted to make it work as network printer directly through Switch. How can I make it? Please give me suggestion if possible.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Unless the printer has a built in ethernet port or can be upgraded to such you'll have to buy a print server.
 

nilex

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Nope printer Do not have built in ethernet. I have heard that there is some device that can be used to convert the current port to network port . Have any idea ???
 
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You need a print server. If you are near a switch/hub get a wired one. Plug the printer into the server, plug the server into the switch/hub. Otherwise get a wireless print server for use on a wireless network.
 
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BTW another cavat make sure to look into product compatibility not all printers work with print servers (Not sure about yours because I couldn't find anything on a cannon 1100lbp even after changing it to a canon 1100lbp)
 
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