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Old 03-18-2008, 06:14 PM   #1
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Default Adding a printer lags the network?

I've been trying to find ways to make a universal printer, rather than have a computer being turned on to print under printer sharing. So I was thinking on buying a couple of things, and I need your guys opinion. I want to get a laser printer, with ethernet output, like this one here... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...L2B-_-28113291

but by adding this printer onto my router, will it lag my internet connection? like take up bandwith? I dont mind if it takes up bandwith when somebody prints, but I was wondering if it will take up the bandwith as long as it's attached. any ideas on this?

I also have older printers, and was thinking of getting a printer server attachment via USB to ethernet port on my router. like this one here: http://www.buy.com/prod/iogear-hi-sp...202717949.html

Again, my question is, will it lag the router? like take up bandwith, slow internet speeds for things like xbox live, etc etc, if its only during printing, i'm fine with it... let me know guys!

Also if anybody has a cheap solution to making a universal small home printer without printer sharing, i'm all ears. also if anybody knows any good laser printers, let me know as well.

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Old 03-18-2008, 09:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: Adding a printer lags the network?

nah it wouldnt take up bandwidth. It would only do that for like a second while its recieving the print job which would only take 2 seconds. And that little bandwidth that it would take up for that 2 seconds you wouldnt notice
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