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Pros and Cons of IP Printing?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by chrisva, Apr 24, 2007.

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  1. chrisva

    chrisva Thread Starter

    Apr 24, 2007
    We will be adding a new location of about 40 users to our existing WAN network. There will be 5 buildings and 2 printers/building. In order to hold down costs some of our IT team is recommending we not buy print servers, but simply use IP printing for these users. I really can't find much details about IP printing pros and cons. Some places seem to imply that there still needs to be some type of print server. Also, do we lose functionality (queueing, error messages, etc). Any where I can read up on this? I've found instructions for XP on how to add a printer, but not much else.
  2. c1t1d1


    Mar 14, 2007
    One con is that say you have 10 people printing to the printer and one of the users documents gets a error well that user normally is the only one who can restart or cancel that document. You can set up a pc as a print server and if the same situation happends you can go to the print server and just clear the que.
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