Greg Helledy on 14 Sep 2006 16:21:43 -0000

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[PLUG] linux-friendly router with printserver?

I have my linux desktop connected to a little old PC which acts as a firewall, dialup gateway, and printserver. It runs linux (SME Server 6.0). The printserver is set up in raw mode (the print driver is on the desktop).

I am sick of dialup and decided to try Verizon's $15 DSL. However, my firewall PC has only one PCI slot and will require 2 network cards for DSL.

I am thinking of ditching the firewall PC altogether and replacing it with a router, but want to keep the printserver capability. Of course these are available but some seem to require windows-only software installed on the client machine.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a combined router/printserver, that doesn't require windows, and handles parallel port printers as well as USB, and is wired? Like this:
It's $80 on amazon. Is this what I should be looking to spend?

Greg Helledy

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