Re: new printer: USB or network?
Steve Kleene wrote:
> In a recent thread ("can't get CUPS working with Xerox Phaser 6280DN"), the
> question arose whether I should connect to the Phaser via USB or network.
> USB has two clear disadvantages:
> 1. It is slower.
> 2. Talking to the Phaser on USB from my VMware XP client crashes the
> I now have all of this working on a Netgear hub, and (as expected) there's
> one thing I don't like about it. I can no longer access the PC from anywhere
> outside the local hub. Within my company, my Ethernet connection has an IP
> 10.97.8.XXX. Before today, any machine connecting to that IP got the PC and
> nothing else. Now the PC is 192.168.0.2 within the local network and is
> unavailable to other PCs on the 10.X.X.X company network.
> One solution would be to get a second IP and jack, but my company charges
> more than I want to pay. A second would be to use a separate NIC for the
> Phaser. However, people at the VMware forum say it's tricky to pull this
> off. In theory I might also be able to put a VPN server on the PC, but I
> hope to avoid having to use VPN for every connection.
> I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to make my now very local machine
> accessible from the company network.
Your "hub" is not really a hub, but rather a router doing NAT.
It will help us suggest something if you explain a little better your
setup: what is "your company"? The place you work, or your ISP?
Fraud is the homage that force pays to reason.
-- Charles Curtis, "A Commonplace Book"
Eduardo M KALINOWSKI