Hardware Print Server - Ethernet to Parallel Port or Ethernet to combo Parallel Port/USB Port
Posted on 2016-10-13
Posting this question today because I need specific hardware recommendations: for a hardware print server - Ethernet to Parallel Port, and/or Ethernet to Parallel Port/USB combo unit. We are interfacing an Okidata Microline 9-Pin Dot Matrix unit, with a Parallel Port interface, to our network. Okidata units with built-in Ethernet print servers are too expensive for our budget.
Also Note - very important: this unit must be known to work with Windows Server 2012 R2. IT Manager has asked me to find choices that are known absolutely, positively proven to work with Windows Server 2012 R2. We do have a very old LInkSys print server now in place running off of Server 2003 but Server 2012 R2 does not even see the device.
Looking for low-cost, simple devices - very specific vendor/model recommendations.