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Network printer card

Discussion in 'Networking' started by roylee77, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. roylee77

    roylee77 Thread Starter

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    hi,

    i am after some expert help. i am in an office with three laptops. They run via ethernet to a 5 port fast ethernet switch, and can access internet etc. I am not connected to a network, it is just a connection that goes into the 5 port switch (from the three laptops) and then from the switch, into the wall port.

    What i want to know is, with the above in mind, can i connect a network printer card to my current printer in the office (Epson AL-C900 Advanced) and then be able to send documents to print from the three laptops.

    The printer at the moment is using a USB connection that is solely plugged into one laptop and for other people to use, they have to disconnect it and plug into the laptop that wants to use it.

    I want to be able for us all to use the printer.

    bear in mind, i am not connected to a network

    Could anyone tell me what i need (hardware if any) and also tell me what to do

    Help would be much appreciated

    Thanks in advance

    Lee
     
  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    You are connected to a network from the sounds of it. You should be able to share the printer on the laptop that it is connected to :confused:
     
  3. DoubleHelix

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    Three laptops connected to a switch. That's a network.

    According to the specs on Epson's web site, this printer supports ethernet which means you should be able to connect it to the switch and use it, but you probably will need to do some configuration on these other three laptops that aren't "networked". At the least, I would think you'll need to put them in a work group. Read the manual for the printer for some details on how it needs to be configured for a network.
     
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