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Cheap Cable Router with USB?

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Gav, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Gav

    Gav Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a basic wireless cable router that has a built in USB print server. Does anybody know of one? (Does anyone have one?)

    I'm looking to get one second hand fairly cheap to share a new broadband line/printer between two PCs.

    Thanks,

    Gav

    EDIT: Just remembered about the Apple Airport Extreme. I'll see if I can pick up an early model - seems perfect for what I'm trying to do.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2011
  2. Gav

    Gav Kilobyte Poster

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    Just in case anyone is interested...

    I picked up an old AirPort Extreme today for £10. Took it home, plugged it in, and it quite literally worked straight away.

    I pointed my Windows box to it's IP and it worked straight away - on Windows 7 x64. All features of the printer work, and I can use the Canon software with it just fine. Particularly impressive when my printer has no linux/unix/Mac support whatsoever.

    You have to use the Apple software to configure it, and it's not really feature packed, but it's very decent. I was expecting to have to summon the dark lord to get it to play nicely with Windows but it just sort of... worked.
     

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