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by Vitaly
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 138
Views: 63030

Re: Add print server (printer support)

Print server would be similar wrong way. Another source of bugs. I do not want it. Bugs? Do you know about modular development, if will be bugs in print support it will affect only printing part not whole OS, I don't think RouterOs writed in one big file like big monstrous function. If not print se...
by Vitaly
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 138
Views: 63030

Re: Add print server (printer support)

Bad idea. -1 for sure. Just use printer sharing from a desktop or hook the USB cable up to your laptop (you're going to be near the printer to pick up the printed pages that come out anyway). ROS and RB's have a hard enough time doing routing... Why complicate and/or drag down your router with prin...
by Vitaly
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 138
Views: 63030

Re: Add print server (printer support)

Don't know for what this jokes about stupid features, but print support is reasonable idea, don't know why router os wil be bad with this. "Stop adding customer features", what? For whom this routers?

+1 for printer support
by Vitaly
Mon May 12, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 138
Views: 63030

Re: Add print server (printer support)

I have use HP laserjet 1020 with Openwrt for 2 years.
you can use printer under Openwrt with p910nd package.
Hi, OpenWRT as metarouter firmware or main firmware for router? As far as I know usb not fordwarding to metarouter os. Which mikrotik do you use?
by Vitaly
Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 138
Views: 63030

Re: Add print server (printer support)

I know that USBIP was tested in 6.x beta, but removed from release.
Hope will see soon.
by Vitaly
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 138
Views: 63030

Re: Add print server (printer support)

hey, i talk about usbip + openwrt.
Hi, I read about usbip http://usbip.sourceforge.net/ . With usbip as I understood OpenWRT not necessary, we can share usb device protocol over network.
by Vitaly
Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 138
Views: 63030

Re: Add print server (printer support)

Unfortunately Openwrt not add printer support, using usb printer with OpenWRT not possible now.
Is possible and works, but not in Metarouter. Metarouter doesn't support usb-passthrough.
I meant metarouter with OpenWrt.
by Vitaly
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 138
Views: 63030

Re: Add print server (printer support)

+1
On RB951 "home router" it should be one of the main feature...
Then install OpenWrt :) You'll have printer support.
Unfortunately Openwrt not add printer support, using usb printer with OpenWRT not possible now.
by Vitaly
Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 138
Views: 63030

Re: Add print server (printer support)

Hi, please add link for $10 print server.
http://www.ebay.com

JF.
Oh, I'm already check. No ten bucks print servers. $20+ minimum.
by Vitaly
Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 138
Views: 63030

Re: Add print server (printer support)

Maybe a Remote USB approach is better suited. That means it will not become obsolete and satisfy a lot of people: printers, multifunctionals with working scanners and remote fax, cameras, IR receivers, remote sound cards, you could even have your mouse and keyboard in a rack in the basement :lol: S...
by Vitaly
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: use Microtik as print server as well
Replies: 42
Views: 23044

Re: use Microtik as print server as well

we dont need that feature at all. New printers have wi-fi and google cloud print. Just buy them. It's the future. They are allready cheap. No need in print server functionality in RouterOS Why apple, dlink, asus and others include print server functionality in their devices? I think it is useful fo...
by Vitaly
Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 138
Views: 63030

Re: Add print server (printer support)

we dont need that feature at all. New printers have wi-fi and google cloud print. Just buy them. It's the future. They are allready cheap. No need in print serrver functionality in RouterOS RB7/RB9 are cheap routers (with awesome functionality) and compatibility with printing is good feature for sm...
by Vitaly
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: use Microtik as print server as well
Replies: 42
Views: 23044

Re: use Microtik as print server as well

In some countries it is hard to get a good network MFP at a reasonable price. And having to keep one computer running for print sharing is not the idea, specially with many people foregoing desktops now. And home routers suck, even some inexpensive "business" routers do. That's why I went Mikrotik....
by Vitaly
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: use Microtik as print server as well
Replies: 42
Views: 23044

Re: use Microtik as print server as well

Hi, virtual usb not needed, they can use IPP http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Printing_Protocol OK, but in this case all necessary conversion 'IPP -> USB' must be done by router software, because we are talking about printers without network interface. This conversion is printer specific, thus...
by Vitaly
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: use Microtik as print server as well
Replies: 42
Views: 23044

Re: use Microtik as print server as well

drivers for printer on the end-user machine If we are talking about drivers, there is also need to provide driver for 'Virtual USB Port' for every operating system. This is another extra work for developers :) . Many manufacturers offer USB print servers and every comes with 'Printer compatibility ...
by Vitaly
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: use Microtik as print server as well
Replies: 42
Views: 23044

Re: use Microtik as print server as well

Network printers are so easy to find now, and very inexpensive... why would anyone still need a usb print server?
Yes, you are right. But this feature will be usefull for some peoples, I seen many questions about this option. Plus one reason for buy mikrotik.
by Vitaly
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: use Microtik as print server as well
Replies: 42
Views: 23044

Re: use Microtik as print server as well

Bad idea. Every USB Print Server has 'printer compatiblity list'. Not every printer is supported, only mentioned on that list. It's a endless work for developers adding support for new printers. Just my two cents. Regards, Developers not thinking about adding new printers, drivers for printer on th...
by Vitaly
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Metarouter images
Replies: 370
Views: 249133

Re: Metarouter images

How do you intend to push USB to metarouter? Hi. I am not developer of this system and don't know. But I see two ways: 1. Native support for RouterOs 2. Forward /dev to metarouter, create image with printer support(with cups or something). If they made this for network devices, maybe this is not bi...
by Vitaly
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: use Microtik as print server as well
Replies: 42
Views: 23044

Re: use Microtik as print server as well

Hello.
Printer support request / Print server mikrotik / Printer mikrotik
Please add your voice for printer support request http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=82284&e=0
Thank you
by Vitaly
Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Metarouter images
Replies: 370
Views: 249133

Re: Metarouter images

Hello, please add print server (printer support) to metarouter. I tried install cups, but it not works.
Thanks!
by Vitaly
Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Add print server (printer support)
Replies: 138
Views: 63030

Add print server (printer support)

Hello,
please add printer support for router os or create metarouter image with printer server support (maybe cups).
Thanks
Print server is awesome feature for mikrotik rb9**/rb7**