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What brand of print server would be compatible with a linksys broadband router and the HP printer?

I purchased a linksys print server capable of supporting of supporting a multi-function printer. The linksys print server isn't compatible with my HP printer. Is there another brand of print server that woud be compatible with both the HP printer and the linksys broadband router. I really don't want to replace my printer. I contacted linksys and was informed the two devices are not compatible. Thanks for any info or advice. okoboji

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You asked for any advice. If you want to use a server, you must already have at least a home network set up (it could be wireless or hard-wired). Yes, stand-alone "print servers" are notorious for only supporting certain printers. If you don't know this before you buy, you may find yourself returning your print server to the store. However, instead of a standalone print server, have you considered setting up one of the computers in your network as a "print server"? That's the way it used to be done. That's the way my own network is set up. You would set up your multifunction printer as connected directly to one of the computers in your network. Enable "printer sharing" on that computer. Then do the following on all other computers in the network for which you desire access to the printer: Add a network printer. If asked for drivers, get them off the printer's installation CD.

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