At my office there is a Linux box connected to a Xerox WC-M20
. Problem is, this multi-function printer barely functions with basic settings using PCL generic drivers, and the mfr. supplied variety don't work at all.
So, here's what I would like to know:
- Can I circumvent this problem using a print server (ie: D-Link DI-704UP and the like)?
- How does a print server handle the drivers and capabilities accessed from the client computer?
- And what is the most compatible and inexpensive print server/way-to-accomplish-this?
I just mention D-Link as an inexpensive print server I'm aware of. I imagine it's not a Linux-compatible device (and I'm told their support is terrible). I've heard GVC has a similar product.
But, hey, as you may have guessed, I have so little experience with print servers that I'll leave the expert opinions up to you folks.