Have been off line for much of the week, dial up and early mornings and
early nights tend to clash.
On Mon, 2015-07-06 at 04:36 +1000, Andrew McGlashan wrote:
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On 4/07/2015 8:37 PM, Mark Trickett wrote:
I have a friend I assist as best I can, who has a
Tab S that he wishes to print photos from. I think I found an app
in the Google Play store, by Googling from my notebook on a dial up
connection, but not quite sure of requirements and limitations.
While it is probably possible to print direct to a wi-fi network
colour laser, I have in mind a Brother HL-3045CN and attaching it
to some switch or router with both wired and wi-fi support. Any
information from experience and comments would be appreciated.
Do wired, not wireless. You have a WAP, use that to get to the wired
connection. Having two interfaces working for a printer is a waste
and wired is generally better than wireless.
Do not yet have WAP nor switch/router with wi-fi, but looking where to
jump. The HL-3045CN is wired only, I want to use the HL-3075CW myself,
it has Brotherscript, a superset (hopefully) of Postscript, but need to
check a few things at some point. Probably configure that wired only,
but possible to detach from wired and configure for wi-fi for
intermittent special case access.
There is a Brother app, I have it on my phone,
it's not the neatest
app; but it can print and scan things.
I think I saw the app mentioned on a web page when looking on dial up,
probably in the Google Play Store. Knowing that it will work is good,
but will need to set up a wi-fi access point for that printer, along
with laptop access via network cable. It has been used for one PC with
USB connection prior to this, but that will change in due course.
I still need to sort out some configuration complications with the Canon
LBP-5050N and the CAPT driver and CUPS for good photo printing. The
Postscript printer problems discussion has given me a pointer or two,
but also a lot more to research and learn. CUPS configuration is not
straightforward, I am still trying to find all the files and comprehend,
but it starts to look like there might be some in non text formats.