We are in need of hooking up our printers to our Cisco wireless network. Most of the printers were previous hardwired; however, are now located in our new wireless warehouse. Some printers have parallel, USB2, and/or RJ45 connectors.
Our warehouse Cisco network consists of multiple 1242's using LWAP with TKIP encryption. The traffic to the printers should also support encryption.
Is there a recommended solution for previous hardwire printers in a wireless environment? Thanks.
could always use the 5ghz antenna to do a bridge to another AP? then connect the rj45 printer to the AP... it should work. Might be might expensive compared to obtain printers with modules for 802.11. Then still use the BG for client traffic.
I personally like Negear and D-Link products. Most of these products say, they support WEP and WPA-PSK for authentication and TKIP encryption. Not sure if there are any print servers that support EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, LEAP.
Linksys print servers are OK if you're just using WPA-PSK + TKIP. I'm not a fan of the HP ones as (unlike the Linksys models I've used) they don't have an ethernet interface so if the config process goes wrong (which it usually does) you have to factory it and start again. The last HP one I looked at would not do WPA-PSK either, needed a RADIUS server as well.
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