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Sawday 10-19-2011 01:27 PM

Can I prevent other users from accesing network printer?
 
I'm about to order a wireless colour printer for my use. The problem I have is that I have two teenage boys, both with macs, who will use it indiscriminately and it will therefore cost me a fortune in ink. Is there any way I can make it unseen by their machines? I should add that I already have a networked laser printer that they do have access to.

(Quick note: title should read "accessing". Sorry for typo!)

osxx 10-19-2011 01:33 PM

My HP has the ability to encrypt with a 4 digit passkey on the Bluetooth.

RavingMac 10-19-2011 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sawday (Post 1313081)
I'm about to order a wireless colour printer for my use. The problem I have is that I have two teenage boys, both with macs, who will use it indiscriminately and it will therefore cost me a fortune in ink. Is there any way I can make it unseen by their machines? I should add that I already have a networked laser printer that they do have access to.

(Quick note: title should read "accessing". Sorry for typo!)

This is more of a question than an answer.
Assuming you have a dual-band router, could you put the Printer on a second network and not broadcast the SSID?
That plus password protection should prevent their access.

I ask because my networking knowledge is limited; what I have read suggests to me that you could do this, but I could be way wrong.

Dysfunction 10-19-2011 02:17 PM

our printer offers a login based print control. so.. how you go about it would widely depend on the equipment

Sawday 10-19-2011 06:17 PM

If it adds anything the printer will be a Canon MG6250 and the ADSL router is a Netgear DG834N.


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