Linksys print server and 4600dn color laser
Posted on 2006-10-24
I have a HP 4600dn color laser printer attatched to a linksys print server via parallel port. My NIC on my 4600 was failing and giving me gray hairs, hence the print server connected to the HP parrallel port. I've read many blogs on HP about that specific NIC and stories of how bad it is, so I'm not using it anymore and it seams to be generally more stable with the print server. However, sometimes when we run a rather large print job, (say 50 pages or more) the printer will act up and not finish printing or just start printing jibberish.
Ultimately I'd like to get a new NIC for the HP 4600. They are a bit more expensive ($400 from HP) than a cheapo linksys printer server, that's why I haven't gone that route yet. More memory (128MB) is pretty cheap ($50)
My question is, will adding more memory to the 4600 dn printer increase performance? or is my limitations depended on my linksys print server?
Thanks in advance