[Micronet] Wifi Printers and AirBears/AirBears2

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[Micronet] Wifi Printers and AirBears/AirBears2

Beth Muramoto
Does anyone know if it's possible to set up a wireless printer through AirBears/AirBears2? Back in the day, we couldn't do this not only because it seemed that you needed your own wireless router which was a no-no because it would disrupt AirBears/AirBears2 (among other problems) and it didn't seem to be possible at least I couldn't seem to make it work

Just curious as people want to have a wireless printer in their respective offices and I wasn't sure if it was possible or not.

Thanks again for your help.

Beth

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Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  (510) 643-0203 
Fax:  (510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

                            -Emerson

“Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.” 

                            -Blaise Pascal

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage to say 'no' to other things." 

-Stephen Covey

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Re: [Micronet] Wifi Printers and AirBears/AirBears2

John Fuhs-Sooter

AirBears2 requires the use of WPA2-Enterprise authentication. I have not run into any printers that supported WPA2-Enterprise yet, but if you find one, then it should be able to work (CSS IT has not tested this configuration).

 

John Fuhs-Sooter

Desktop Support Analyst

Campus Shared Services IT

http://sharedservices.berkeley.edu

To submit a request, please go to 

https://shared-services-help.berkeley.edu/

or call 664-9000, option 1, option 4, then option 2

 

 

From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Beth J MURAMOTO
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2013 11:42 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [Micronet] Wifi Printers and AirBears/AirBears2

 

Does anyone know if it's possible to set up a wireless printer through AirBears/AirBears2? Back in the day, we couldn't do this not only because it seemed that you needed your own wireless router which was a no-no because it would disrupt AirBears/AirBears2 (among other problems) and it didn't seem to be possible at least I couldn't seem to make it work

 

Just curious as people want to have a wireless printer in their respective offices and I wasn't sure if it was possible or not.

 

Thanks again for your help.

 

Beth

 

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Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  (510) 643-0203 
Fax:  (510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

                            -Emerson

 

“Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.” 

 

                            -Blaise Pascal

 

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage to say 'no' to other things." 

 

                                       -Stephen Covey


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Re: [Micronet] Wifi Printers and AirBears/AirBears2

Guy D. VINSON
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I think this is a bad idea as it can cause interference with Airbears and uses up resources which better serve student laptops. Even the newer printers using eprint are likely to cause issues in our rather packed network environment. 


Guy Vinson
Infrastructure & IT
College of Environmental Design
University of California at Berkeley
510-842-7199



On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 11:42 AM, Beth J MURAMOTO <[hidden email]> wrote:
Does anyone know if it's possible to set up a wireless printer through AirBears/AirBears2? Back in the day, we couldn't do this not only because it seemed that you needed your own wireless router which was a no-no because it would disrupt AirBears/AirBears2 (among other problems) and it didn't seem to be possible at least I couldn't seem to make it work

Just curious as people want to have a wireless printer in their respective offices and I wasn't sure if it was possible or not.

Thanks again for your help.

Beth

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***********************************************
Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  (510) 643-0203 
Fax:  (510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

                            -Emerson

“Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.” 

                            -Blaise Pascal

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage to say 'no' to other things." 

-Stephen Covey

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Re: [Micronet] Wifi Printers and AirBears/AirBears2

Keenan Parmelee
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Hi Beth,

You're probably better off using network printers over ethernet.  More reliable
and it doesn't cause wifi interference.

We get a lot of questions about wireless printers in the residence halls, where
the RESCOMP network works similarly to AirBears (no AirBears2).  We're actively
discouraging the use of these devices, with or without wireless routers, because
of the potential interference with our own APs.

>From my understanding, wireless printers can be a big source of interference:
http://kb.berkeley.edu/page.php?id=28249

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Technical Services Manager
Student Affairs Information Technologies
(510) 643-9937
http://rescomp.berkeley.edu

On 11:42 Mon 16 Sep     , Beth J MURAMOTO wrote:

> Does anyone know if it's possible to set up a wireless printer through
> AirBears/AirBears2? Back in the day, we couldn't do this not only because
> it seemed that you needed your own wireless router which was a no-no
> because it would disrupt AirBears/AirBears2 (among other problems) and it
> didn't seem to be possible at least I couldn't seem to make it work
>
> Just curious as people want to have a wireless printer in their respective
> offices and I wasn't sure if it was possible or not.
>
> Thanks again for your help.
>
> Beth
>
> --
> ***********************************************
> Beth Muramoto
> Computer Resource Specialist
> Graduate School of Education
> University of California, Berkeley
> 1650 Tolman Hall
> Berkeley, CA 94720
> Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
> Phone:  (510) 643-0203
> Fax:  (510) 643-6239
>
> ?Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some
> blunders and absurdities have crept in ? forget them as soon as you can.
> Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a
> spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.?
>
>                             -Emerson
>
> ?Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.?
>
>                             -Blaise Pascal
>
> You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage to
> say 'no' to other things."
>
> -Stephen Covey
>
> ***********************************************

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Re: [Micronet] Wifi Printers and AirBears/AirBears2

Beth Muramoto
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Thanks to everyone who emailed in response. I appreciate the confirmation. We currently only permit IP printing to our office printers which have static IPs and I have been discouraging wifi printing. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't being "heavy-handed" unnecessarily. I'm glad that it's still not a good idea from the interference perspective.

One other question, has anyone tried to use dynamic DNS with printers? I have done it with computers, but was wondering about a way to discourage static IP assignments to printers as we're running low on both our subnets and DHCP assigned IPs can change leases occasionally leaving people to update their IP printer settings when it does.

Thanks again for everyone's input. I really appreciate it.

Beth


On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 11:42 AM, Beth J MURAMOTO <[hidden email]> wrote:
Does anyone know if it's possible to set up a wireless printer through AirBears/AirBears2? Back in the day, we couldn't do this not only because it seemed that you needed your own wireless router which was a no-no because it would disrupt AirBears/AirBears2 (among other problems) and it didn't seem to be possible at least I couldn't seem to make it work

Just curious as people want to have a wireless printer in their respective offices and I wasn't sure if it was possible or not.

Thanks again for your help.

Beth

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***********************************************
Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  (510) 643-0203 
Fax:  (510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

                            -Emerson

“Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.” 

                            -Blaise Pascal

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage to say 'no' to other things." 

-Stephen Covey

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Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  (510) 643-0203 
Fax:  (510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

                            -Emerson

“Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.” 

                            -Blaise Pascal

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage to say 'no' to other things." 

-Stephen Covey

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Re: [Micronet] Wifi Printers and AirBears/AirBears2

aloisiamoser
I just happened on this conversation when I tried to connect my HL-227 DW Monochrome Laser Printer to my office desktop (an Imac) via Airbairs2. I assume it is still not possible to connect s wireless printer... Many thanks, Aloisia.