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    Can I prevent other users from accesing network printer?
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    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!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawday View Post
    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.
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    our printer offers a login based print control. so.. how you go about it would widely depend on the equipment
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    Can I prevent other users from accesing network printer?
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