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Connect printer to PCH
08-22-2011, 06:03 PM
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Connect printer to PCH
Hello.

Have been trying to search the forum, but can't find any information on how or if its possible to connect a printer to a PCH and sharing it over the local wireless to laptops in the house?

Have a A110 and win 7

This seems like a very common problem and there is probably a thread about it?
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08-22-2011, 06:11 PM
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RE: Connect printer to PCH
This is not a common problem. The PCH is a media player, not a print server!

If your printer has a network connection then you should connect it directly to your wireless router, otherwise connect it to your Win7 PC and share it over the network from there.

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08-22-2011, 06:19 PM
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RE: Connect printer to PCH
partly true if you do want to make your pch a print server someone did compile CUPS for the pch. But as its a user app you wont find much help here so if your not sure how to set it up you are better of using your pc
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08-22-2011, 06:54 PM
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RE: Connect printer to PCH
Hmm ok

I guess i have to settle for less.

Somehow i have a feeling it should be very easy... There are no problems accessing a shared drive on a different laptop. Why is accessing a printer on popcorn so much worse?

Anyway thanks for good advise.
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08-22-2011, 08:04 PM
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RE: Connect printer to PCH
Found a few threads searching for CUPS... One of the threads talked about a remote USB port? Is this possible? To me it sounds like an "easy" solution?
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08-22-2011, 08:05 PM
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like i said it will not be an easy solution. Its not plug and play
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08-22-2011, 08:14 PM
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RE: Connect printer to PCH
Because it's a media player and not a print server.

It's a small device that is designed to play media at the hardware level. It does this very well.

A powerful device, like a desktop or laptop can do this type of thing via software because they have the processing power.

People have to realize that because a device has computing abilities, that does not make A = B = C.

Your hospitable EKG machine has a processor, memory, network connection, video display and even a USB connection. Would you try to make it a media player or even a print server?

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08-22-2011, 08:15 PM
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(08-22-2011 08:14 PM)nuke12 Wrote:  Your hospitable EKG machine has a processor, memory, network connection, video display and even a USB connection. Would you try to make it a media player or even a print server?


Challenge accepted! Tongue
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08-22-2011, 08:16 PM (This post was last modified: 08-22-2011 08:25 PM by nuke12.)
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(08-22-2011 08:15 PM)halfelite Wrote:  Challenge accepted! Tongue

LOL

P.S. - I expect FULL 3D output also.

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