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Add print server (printer support)

Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:19 pm

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**
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:28 pm

best idea
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:44 pm

+1
with the ability to upload firmware of a printer.
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:46 pm

Good...
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:02 pm

Only interested if full multifunction support, maybe by defining some new standard. In that case, very much so.
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:28 pm

-1
now is many important function that need to be optimized ....
print server is completly useless
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:50 pm

ROS should do what is intended for at first. Until it is error-free such useless things like printing or scanning do not have their place here.

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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:48 pm

While I agree that the priority is fixing RouterOS 6 first, a multiplatform multivendor multifunction "printing" standard is a long term project that would involve many actors and does not start with coding, and would increase Mikrotik's status if it leads the initiative.
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:07 pm

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
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:07 pm

The choice of printers is very limited in some countries
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:46 am

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 small offices or home usage, printer with network +$20 / print-server is +$20 or more, I am not saying that this is a very important thing but useful.
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:22 pm

Good idea +1
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:39 pm

In a year or two you will not be able to buy a printer without ethernet or wireless integrated ... why develop a functionality that will be obsolete by the time it is released and only handfull of users will use it until their old printers die. You can buy a print server for 10$ or less on ebay. Not worth the effort, not to mention flash/memory usage. IMHO Mikrotik makes routers for advanced users, and should more focus on routing than on file sharing, printer sharing and similar features ...

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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:35 pm

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:
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:27 pm

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:
Such product already exist, I've tried one (ST-Lab) and have mixed emotions about it ... this approach also takes more programmers from other tasks to develop and maintain windows/mac/linux drivers. Why integrate it into a router if you can get a working unit for 10$ in a local store or ebay.

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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:58 pm

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:
Such product already exist, I've tried one (ST-Lab) and have mixed emotions about it ... this approach also takes more programmers from other tasks to develop and maintain windows/mac/linux drivers. Why integrate it into a router if you can get a working unit for 10$ in a local store or ebay.

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Hi, please add link for $10 print server.
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:04 pm

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

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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:26 pm

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

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Oh, I'm already check. No ten bucks print servers. $20+ minimum.
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:35 pm

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Such product already exist
...
Yes, but it is an additional device, with a network connection taking up a port and its own power supply.
That function could be kind of "for free".
And imagine e.g. a serial adapter for managing the console of another device on top of a tower. Or a USB device measuring some parameters in a remote setup.
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:58 pm

Good idea +1
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:55 pm

Good idea +1
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It will be very usefull, cheap router with print server included. That could make routerboards moze multipurpose.
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:26 pm

+1
On RB951 "home router" it should be one of the main feature...
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:40 pm

+1
On RB951 "home router" it should be one of the main feature...
Then install OpenWrt :) You'll have printer support.
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:19 pm

+1
On RB951 "home router" it should be one of the main feature...
Actually it is advertised as SOHO router, not as "home router" ...
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:20 pm

what about usbip + metarouter, it's can solve this problem
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:02 pm

I think the discussion is to have this out of the box.
With the metarouter approach you can do basically anything except switch control...
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:11 am

usbip + openwrt — resolve other feature request, for example connect 1-wire master, usb audio card and etc…
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:58 pm

Then install OpenWrt :) You'll have printer support.
Then I don't need to buy Mikrotik with their RouterOS...
Also I had DD-WRT on my Asus with USB. Print server worked, but there are two ways how to get this work:

Standart TCP/IP connection (LRP or RAW protocol) as in DD-WRT. It work, but it's only one direction communication.
So I can't read any information from printer (rest of ink, no paper etc...)

Then you can make virtual USB over TCP. This way it work really like when you have it directly in computer. But it also mean to have application for it...
Asus has this feature, but it's very bugged...

This way you can also use scanner on multi-printer devices...
Actually it is advertised as SOHO router, not as "home router" ...
Yeah, Small Office/Home Office router. Bigger reason to has printer server in it :P
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:42 pm

+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.
 
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Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:55 pm

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.
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:55 pm

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.
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:49 pm

hey, i talk about usbip + openwrt.
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:21 pm

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.
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:58 pm

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.
Now mikrotik can't share usb to metarouter, this's "very big deal" as said support.
USBIP-server on mikrotik and usbip-client in openwrt can resolve this and many other trouble.
I know that USBIP was tested in 6.x beta, but removed from release.
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:52 pm

I know that USBIP was tested in 6.x beta, but removed from release.
Hope will see soon.
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:34 am

Print server is dead route. All new "home" and soho devicec try to integrate with online servives via wi-fi.
We dont need thouse functions for "old" devices support.

RoS has many problems with base network support like vlans, still has no WINS implementation, and pretty dead comparing to vyata in cloud. They have some things to do... For future, not for the past.
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 small offices or home usage, printer with network +$20 / print-server is +$20 or more, I am not saying that this is a very important thing but useful.
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:53 am

Sorry to say, but hosting a WINS server on a router IMHO is far less useful than a remote USB implementation.
If you really need a WINS server in your network, than that is a job of a dedicated domain controller.
Otherwise it's just another "let's just have it" feature.
Maybe a WINS proxy, but no more.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:18 pm

Sorry to say, but hosting a WINS server on a router IMHO is far less useful than a remote USB implementation.
If you really need a WINS server in your network, than that is a job of a dedicated domain controller.
Otherwise it's just another "let's just have it" feature.
Maybe a WINS proxy, but no more.
Really say we need it very often...
For example we have 3 offices with rb951g-2hnd. They cross conected via pptp. Routes announced via OSPF.
And now we have 4-5 computers with win8 in each office. No server at all. And they need common samba share, common printers support. All these features need to connect all offices to one subnet (bad idea, if you have 5mb\s link), or to use WINS server.
Situation with few offices, without AD very common in SMB in my country.
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Fri May 09, 2014 5:25 pm

+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.
I have use HP laserjet 1020 with Openwrt for 2 years.
you can use printer under Openwrt with p910nd package.
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Mon May 12, 2014 12:11 pm

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?
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:19 am

Good idea +1, very necessary feature.
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:25 pm

+1, print-server (RAW TCP print) is necessary feature.

it is possible to consider still other opportunity - USBIP-server implementation, but it is less convenient for the network printing.
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:15 pm

I'm for the USB/IP, because RAW TCP doesn't allow to read data from printer (so you don't see remaining ink, no paper message etc. on computer...)
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:03 pm

RoS has many problems with base network support like vlans
What do you mean about vlans?
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:32 pm

-1

You can't be serious! I think the ability to turn the RB's LCD into a fancy photo frame is more important

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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:26 am

Finally some reasonable idea!
 
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Re: Add print server (printer support)

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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:59 pm

Sorry for posting this, but please stop adding consumer features, like SMB-sharing and printserver.
We mostly need stable network devices, if we need consumer features, there are a lot of devices on the market which address those kind of requirements.
One possibility could be, if MikroTik splits ROS in a consumer and a business version, but I'm unsure if MikroTik can handle this from point of quality to maintain two code-trees.
 
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Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:07 pm

- and let's not forget about adding Philips Hue integration so I can flash my bulbs every time I get a corrupt packet

- and please have it run XBMC so I can watch pirated m*vies via the serial port

- and since that's not enough, I want RouterOS to link up to my Apple Watch and send an e-mail to my mum each time I get home.

- and why-oh-why have you not integrated any garage door controllers into Web Proxy yet?


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Re: Add print server (printer support)

Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:13 pm

Just go on. Your new ideas are one by one far better than the previous.

I just beg for working router that will keep working also in case I update it and will not prepare new funny surprises each time I leave it unattended for few days.

I am glad that I am not alone.

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