What type of connection does the Lexmark Optra L have?

Posted on 2004-11-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
Okay, long story short, I scrounged a Lexmark Optra L from a friend who had to move out of town.

Currently, it's set up in my home office, plugged into my file server, and shared across the network.
I'd like to set it up as a standalone print server, but can't tell what type of network connection it uses, I can only see that it's an older type of connection, and I haven't found any details about it online yet.

Any help with tips or specs would be much appreciated, thanks!
Question by:Inward_Spiral
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    "older type"?
    there are several that spring to mind
    10 base2 -coaxial connector or AUI - 15 pin connector
    token ring - rj45 or AUI

    AUI connectors are pretty rare these days, but you can get media convertors.
    Coax network cards are also becoming rare, and token ring cards are ridiculously expensive.
    A description of the connector would help, but it may be easier and cheaper to set it up with a printserver parallel port box, Intel, Axis or HP do them (so do many others)
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    by:Asta Cu
    I believe the information you need was already posted above by wyliecoyoteuk; and this link may be helpful to determine if any updates would help you.

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    Thank you two, I'm going to go ahead and get a printserver parallel port box.
    You're right, getting the hardware for my network connection on the printer would cost more than just getting the 'box.

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    by:Asta Cu
    ":0)  Thank you.... best wishes on your pursuit.  Asta

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