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Network Enabled Something PT1

September 29, 2011

After browsing on one of my favourite sites Hack A day and seeing a post by [ “Doktor Andy”] i thought “why can i do that” so i set about getting the stuff needed to attempt to build something like this

  •  An old parallel network printer server
  • Some kind of logic to read from the parallel port

My first attempt was with a Netgear ps110 unfortunately i couldn’t get the print server to appear on my network , and it was made worse by the fact that there was no reset to default button, Im not sure if it was my network config or just bad luck, so i decided to get another make of print server from ebay

Enter the HP JetDirect EX plus 3 External Print Server HP Part No. J2593A , according to Doktor Andy , this device had been used in another persons work based on his idea and as an added bonus this device had 3 parallel ports allowing in theory control of 3 x the amount i thought

 

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One Comment
  1. you should update more often great read, also like the layout of the page.

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