Zip drive

Question

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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Lance Berry

Tempe Arizona

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This question was answered on February 2, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The thing you want to do is no possible, because the zip drive as its name â??ZIP DRIVEâ??, 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