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USB Networked Printer

USB Networked Printer

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I have a Konica Minolta USB printer that i have networked through a netgear usb to network device then it runs into a network hub then back to a router then that router connects to a print-server.

My problem is that that printer will work maybe 1 out of 10 times if we are lucky. We know it's not the printer but it seems like the printer goes into Stand By then wont wake up unless you turn it off then back on and then it works only half the time.

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RE: USB Networked Printer

Sound like a lot of hops to get that printer connected to a print server. Why not just plug directly USB into the print server? And when I say print server, I mean something like a HP JetDirect print server that has a USB port.

RE: USB Networked Printer

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Why not just plug directly USB into the print server? And when I say print server, I mean something like a HP JetDirect print server that has a USB port.
I'd agree, except the HP Jetdirect 175x Print Server can be temperamental too, even with HP printers, giving the same symptons as described by mattloflin.
HP Jetdirect 175x Print seem to work fine with Win2K but in my experience seems to be an issue with the WinXP spooler.  The work around is a reboot of the PC and the page(s) then print immediately.

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