[Novalug] Home network questions - newbie
jhart at kevla.org
Fri Mar 19 07:22:29 EDT 2010
Why not buy a 2-port print server, plug the printers into it, plug the print
server into your router, and load the drivers on each PC.
> Dear list,
> My home network is currently set up as follows:
> - I have a Verizion Fios mi424wr wireless router
> - An Ubuntu Linux desktop is connected to the router
> via ethernet cable, and 2 printers are connected to
> this computer
> - An Ubuntu laptop is connected to the router via
> - A MS Windows XP Pro desktop is connected to the
> router via wifi
> - An iPod Touch is connected to the router via wifi
> I am currently able to print only from the Ubuntu
> desktop, and would like to be able to share the
> printer with the other machines (file sharing would
> be helpful, also).
> Is it safe to turn on printer sharing and file
> sharing? Will the router protect the machines
> connected to it? If not, what additional
> hardware and software do I need? What is the best
> way to configure everything to enable printer and
> file sharing?
> Thanks for your help.
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