I have been searching the net looking for a device that will allow me to connect an Iomega Zip drive to the router so that any computer on the LAN can access the drive in the same way a print server works. The Iomega is a USB device. I can make it work by connecting it to a computer and sharing it. I have a LAN that I am hooking up that is completely wireless and not all computers are on at all times. The only hardwired device is the printer and it hooks up to the router with a built in sever. So far I have not found anything that comes close.
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The thing you want to do is no possible, because the zip drive as its name Ã¢??ZIP DRIVEÃ¢??, it need a processor to control the access to it, and it is like a floppy drive, or a cd drive, or a hard drive, you can not have it apart of a cp.
The printer in the contrary way could be install it as a print server, but a zip drive not.
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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 2, 2004