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#1 +V-Tech

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:56

I'm trying to find out if it's possible to have a printer connected to the internet with a cable or Wi-Fi, using a router without any computers around and be able to print something when i send the router or the printer itself an email for example that it will print.

Not sure if it's even possible or not so any help would be great.


Thanks.


#2 AdamLC

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:58

HP ePrint printers do exactly this!

http://www8.hp.com/u...art/eprint.html

The printer gives you an email address and you just send it what you want to print. It also supports Google Cloud print

#3 OP +V-Tech

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 13:04

Thank you very much, that helps a lot....

#4 +ChuckFinley

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:01

Damn someone beat me too it I was going to suggest the HP thing!

#5 sc302

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:48

you could open the printer port 9500 and setup a port on your local machine to use the outside ip as your printer. it is kind of dirty but this is the way I was doing it back in 2002-2003 for a dental office. it would be beneficial to use a dynamic dns provider to make things a bit easier.

#6 MattL

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 14:57

Port is 9100, never heard of 9500 used for printing before.

#7 sc302

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 15:28

Port is 9100, never heard of 9500 used for printing before.

yeah well, that is what I get trying to dig through my head with damn near 20 years of crap.