How hard is it to set up a wireless print server? I've got an older box which would be ideal for the purpose (in terms of "hey, here's a spare computer! Let's do something with it!), but it's the additional hardware and setup that I need advice about =)
What sort of hardware would you recommend (is it something which would require a separate NIC for each connection anticipated, the way setting up a router does, or is one wired NIC for the printer and one wireless NIC for the incoming connections an ok setup?).
How about for operating systems - is there one which is sort of print-oriented, the way ipcop is for firewalls?
My experience with CUPS is extremely limited (I tried it a few years ago, found it to be completely useless, and haven't been back...I just throw what I need on a USB key and print it all out at work.) Logically, though, it's improved since then, and I'm certainly willing to give it another shot, especially as the number of computers/laptops/visitors to my apartment increases.
Is there a way to limit what connections are accepted only to my lan?
Any information ya'll have would be appreciated