Best way to share a printer?
September 24, 2012 12:49 PM Subscribe
Best way to share a printer (and/or set up a print server) in a college dorm?
posted by nickhb to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
So my brother is starting college this month. He and his roommate are sharing a printer. If they have to, they can just plug or unplug their computers from the printer whenever they need to print, but that seems tedious. Ideally I would like to help him set up a print server so that either of them can print to the printer at any time, whether or not the printer is plugged into one of the laptops, but I'm open to other suggestions.
The dorm has both wired and wireless internet, explained roughly here
. I would also like it if their computers and the printer were somehow isolated from the rest of the network, to prevent everyone and their mother from printing to it.