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Re: [vox-tech] Brother HL-2170w laser printer (Ubuntu 8.10 + KDE4 success story)
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Re: [vox-tech] Brother HL-2170w laser printer (Ubuntu 8.10 + KDE4 success story)


I too was also surprised how easy it was to set up my HP 6310 (All in 
one) network printer with GNOME.  In fact, I have bi-directional 
communication with the printer in GNOME (low ink warning, etc.  I'm also 
able to use it with XSane image scanner, which would have required 
additional software installation and configuration in windows.)

I too am also looking for a NAS.  Please share any info you may come 
across.  I keep reading mixed reviews about the few inexpensive NAS 
products out there.


Bill Kendrick wrote:
> I discovered that the Brother 2170w laser printer was $109 on Amazon,
> with free shipping if you have Prime (which we do).  It has wired and
> wireless connections, which I wanted, since I don't have any server set up
> any more -- hence my current search for a NAS), and I've never had a laser
> printer before.  (My prev. printer was an old HP Deskjet I got back in 1999
> or so.)
> I had heard this printer worked with Linux, but was a bit worried when
> I cracked open the manual and saw all the steps you needed to do to
> configure it under Windows and Mac OSX.
> However, I'm very please to report it worked, out of the box, with almost
> no setup.  I literally:
> 1. plugged it in (power and wired ethernet, since it lives right
> next to my router, up on a shelf in the dining room)...
> 2. went to the printer's web-based administrative system (once I checked
> my router to see which IP it got over DHCP), and set up a static IP...
> 3. went to KDE's "Printing" tool and said "Add New Printer."  It noticed the
> printer, knew what model it was and what driver it needed.
> "Print Test Page" worked perfectly.  Now I need to buy some paper. ;)
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