Recommend a vista 64 compatible wireless print server!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by ExcelsiorTheWonderHorse, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. 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?


    ExcelsiorTheWonderHorse, Jun 14, 2007
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  2. I believe the D-Link DPR-260 is compatible with Vista, but check with them
    just to be sure.
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Jun 15, 2007
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  3. 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?
    ExcelsiorTheWonderHorse, Jun 15, 2007
  4. ExcelsiorTheWonderHorse

    dekruyter Guest

    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?
    dekruyter, Jun 15, 2007
  5. I know this is way late but just because the hardware isn't physicall
    hooked to the machine does not mean it will work with the machine. Fo
    instance, the Linksys WPSM54G is not compatible with Vista 64 becaus
    you need to install a virtual scanner that doesn't install on 64-bi
    operating systems. Linksys never made the drivers for their prin
    server either, they outsourced and chances are there will never b
    64-bit support. If anyone's interested in buying a print server, I'
    highly suggest checking to see if it's 64-bit compatible because i
    you're not running a 64-bit operating system by now, you more tha
    likely will be some time in the future. Peace
    Spork Schivago, Mar 18, 2010
  6. ExcelsiorTheWonderHorse

    Chuck Guest

    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.

    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.)
    Chuck, Mar 30, 2010
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