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Connect Printer to Telephone Line

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I am interested in printing from a laptop to a remote printer.  Limitations are that the printer cannot be connected to a computer or network; the most desirable solution would involve connection from the printer "directly" to a telephone line so the printer can be accessed by the laptop as a "remotely connected" printer.  Is there hardware available for this?
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The only thing that I can suggest is that if you have / get a printer / fax combo, you should be able to send a fax to the printer through the phone line.  Your laptop of course would need to have access to a phone line, and some sort of fax software installed.

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Printer - modem - LINE - modem - COM port of PC

Technically this should work, for a printer having a serial port. The modem link is supposed to be transparent, working like a serial cable. There'd be some tinkering with getting the connection up, I suppose.

If the printer is parallel only, or even USB, you'll be looking for a conversion gadget for the printer end. Don't know if there is one. A fax machine (as suggested) may be the simpler solution, sending documents as FAX from the PC.
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by:wyliecoyoteuk
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Some of the newer MFPs support email reception and transmission via smtp and POP, also IPP printing (Intenet printing protocol), but you would need an ethernet modem/gateway which allowed dail-in.

I have a customer who prints over a serial line from a dumb terminal in England via a mainframe in Ireland, to a printer in the next room to his terminal, so the technology exists, but is not commonplace.
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