Need Wireless EIO JetDirect - is 680n the best available? (87 Views)
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Jay Bollyn
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Need Wireless EIO JetDirect - is 680n the best available?

JetDirect 680n for LJ8100n, LJ8150n Printers

Is the 680n the best EIO JetDirect available? I see it only supports 802.11b, 11Mbps. I have gigabit switches on my network.

Must be internal (EIO slot).

Thanks - J.

Product Features and Technical Details
Model: J6058A#ABA002
Hardware Platform: PC, Unix
networking_feature: Print server
form_factor: Plug-in module
Network Interface Description: EIO
connectivity_technology: Wireless
data_link_protocol: IEEE 802.11b
data_transfer_rate: 11 Megabits Per Second
maximum_range_indoors: 98 feet


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Greg Gruchacz
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Re: Need Wireless EIO JetDirect - is 680n the best available?

Jay:

Unfortunately, the Jetdirect 680n was the only internal wireless print server available and has been discontinued. No product has been produced to replace it, however, an external 802.11g USB print server is available it is Jetdirect ew2400 (J7951G).

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Jay Bollyn
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I don't think either the LJ8100 or the LJ8150 has a USB port.

So it looks like it is not possible to print to these printers wirelessly?

J.
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Pat Flanagan
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Re: Need Wireless EIO JetDirect - is 680n the best available?

Jay,

For whatever it's worth, here are HP's current offerings in jetdirects:

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF02a/18972-18972-236253.html

Just thinking out loud here, but perhaps a wireless router connected to an external jetdirect with a parallel port, like the Jetdirect 510x?

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/18972-18972-236253-34214-64302-1144770.html

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Jay Bollyn
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Re: Need Wireless EIO JetDirect - is 680n the best available?

thanks all,

We are just going to use a 2nd (wired) JD in EIO slot #2, configured for our wireless VLAN. We are already doing this with another printer. The printer will be able to connect with the other wireless devices, it just does not communicate wirelessly.

We are using the wireless VLAN for public users. It is separate from our staff network, for security reasons.

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