Recommend a vista 64 compatible wireless print server!

Hello all!

I want to buy a vista 64 compatible wireless print server. Two machines will access the printer - a system running XP and mine with Vista 64.

Are all the modern print servers going to be compatible? Are there any I should avoid? Are there any that you recommend?

Thanks!

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Cari \(MS-MVP\)

I believe the D-Link DPR-260 is compatible with Vista, but check with them
just to be sure.
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http://www.coribright.com/windows

"ExcelsiorTheWonderHorse" <[email protected]>
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>
> Hello all!
>
> I want to buy a vista 64 compatible wireless print server. Two machines
> will access the printer - a system running XP and mine with Vista 64.
>
> Are all the modern print servers going to be compatible? Are there any
> I should avoid? Are there any that you recommend?
>
> Thanks!
>
> :rolleyes:
>
>
> --
> ExcelsiorTheWonderHorse
 

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Hey Cari,
Thanks for that.
The DPR-1260 is Vista compatible according to their site, I'll check with them to see if it's Vista 64 compatible.

I can't assume that a device will be 64 compatible just because it is x86 Vista compatible, can I?
 

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dekruyter

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Hey Cari,
Thanks for that.
The DPR-1260 is Vista compatible according to their site, I'll check with them to see if it's Vista 64 compatible.

I can't assume that a device will be 64 compatible just because it is x86 Vista compatible, can I?
Since this hardware is not physically installed in your system, I would think that Vista compatible should be enough to let it run w/ on a 64-bit system?
 

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Spork Schivago

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I know this is way late but just because the hardware isn't physically hooked to the machine does not mean it will work with the machine. For instance, the Linksys WPSM54G is not compatible with Vista 64 because you need to install a virtual scanner that doesn't install on 64-bit operating systems. Linksys never made the drivers for their print server either, they outsourced and chances are there will never be 64-bit support. If anyone's interested in buying a print server, I'd highly suggest checking to see if it's 64-bit compatible because if you're not running a 64-bit operating system by now, you more than likely will be some time in the future. Peace.

edit:
Chuck,
Sorry for misleading people. I also had figured out the tcp printing part for the WPSM54G (I used to be a System Admin so setting up networked printers was part of my job), however, when I was commenting on the WPSM54G not being compatible with Vista 64 I was referring to the multi-functional part of the unit not being compatible, specifically, the scanning part. Setting the unit up to print wirelessly is not that difficult but to date, I still have not found a way to scan from our printer using the WPSM54G. We paid a good amount of money for the scanning feature on our printer. Using the WPSM54G and loosing the scanning ability of our printer isn't an option we can consider.
 
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Chuck

Google is your friend!
The support software for the WPSM54G is not Win7 Vista compatable, true.
However, a Google search found a user that was able to setup the WPSM54G
For use without using the incompatable support software.
http://www.ehow.com/how_5396340_set-vista-vista-windows-linux.html


I was an early fan of print servers during the transition days between ASCII
printers and "windows printers".
Unfortunately, as windows changed from 3.1(x) to the later versions, it
became more and more difficult to
use them in the windows environment. TCPIP printers seem to be the most
reliable way out, with wireless
printers not quite there yet. In the past, I've tried ethernet print
servers, over power line print servers, wireless print servers,
and in the dark ages, even parallel or serial port print servers. (These
were needed at one time to compensate for the lack of memory in
certain printer models that did not have enough internal memory to print a
full page in graphics format.)

Perhaps the least reliable print servers were the power line units. The best
seemed to be those built into such things as routers and LAN drives.
Unfortunately, several of the printer Mfrs decided to write driver software
that is not fully compatable with LAN & print server use. Not a few of the
lower priced USB and Parallel port printers suffered from this problem. (A
guess would be that the Mfrs wanted the usually low priced models to
lack features desired for office use.)

"Spork Schivago" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> I know this is way late but just because the hardware isn't physically
> hooked to the machine does not mean it will work with the machine. For
> instance, the Linksys WPSM54G is not compatible with Vista 64 because
> you need to install a virtual scanner that doesn't install on 64-bit
> operating systems. Linksys never made the drivers for their print
> server either, they outsourced and chances are there will never be
> 64-bit support. If anyone's interested in buying a print server, I'd
> highly suggest checking to see if it's 64-bit compatible because if
> you're not running a 64-bit operating system by now, you more than
> likely will be some time in the future. Peace.
>
>
> --
> Spork Schivago
 

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