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Old 03-01-2007, 11:16 PM   #1
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Default TCP/IP Printer and LAN Printer

Whats the difference between a TCP/IP Printer and a LAN Printer?

Correct me if I am wrong but one is an object on the network and the other is connect via like a printer server that on the network?

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Old 03-02-2007, 10:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: TCP/IP Printer and LAN Printer

TCP/IP is a group of network protocols that enable communication and set standards for those communications between network devices. A LAN printer, is simply a network printer, which is a printer that simply has a network card, like a PC. I'm not sure where you seen the description of a TCP/IP printer, but they probably meant a network printer. In this case, they are more than likely the same.

A print server basically sets between a computer and a printer on a network, and distributes print jobs to the specified printers from whatever application the user is printing from. This looks like some good reading.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Print_server
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