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By dthompson1 ·
I HAVE AN IBM 4324 PRINTER ATTACHED TO AN AS/400 SYSTEM VIA TWINAX CONNECTION. I WANT TO ALSO USE THIS PRINTER AS A NETWORK PRINTER FOR OUR PC'S. DO I NEED SOFTWARE ON THE PRINTER, OR DIFFERENT CONNECTION AT PRINTER, OR EXTRA CONNECTION AT THE PRINTER?

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by tbradley In reply to SHARED PRINTER

This one is easy. Depending on the Network, you can attach the printer via it's ECP parallel port to a nearby PC, and use it as a shared printer.

You can also purchase the optional Ethernet Card, and set it up on your network as a TCP/IP printer.

The printer is capable of using (simultaneously), the parallel port, and 2 of the 4 optional cards ( twinax/coax/token/ethernet).

It is fully compatible with Windows NT, so TCP/IP there is a snap, and the same with Novell 5.0 and NDPS. For older Novell versions, IBM ships a utility with the card that is similar to HP's Jetadmin, where you install the printer at each workstation you wish to use it with.

If you want the hassle, it is also IPX compatible, and can be used with server based print queues ( but who would want to )

again, if you are in a Microsoft environment, with 95 or above, you can share, and it won't affect the twinax connection at all, except there might be a slight lag in processing while the printer shifts from one input mode to another.

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by dthompson1 In reply to SHARED PRINTER

NO ROOM FOR THE ADDITIONAL PC, SO WE WILL USE ETHERNET CARD AND TCP/IP.

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by ARG CIO In reply to SHARED PRINTER

For network printing, there is only one solution for ALL PRINTERS!! HP JETDIRECT external print server. Cheap, effective, and configures easily!

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