network printer

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Subject: network printer
Posted by:  Philo
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013

I use a Samsung ML-2851ND which is networked (via wired router). I have
four computers connected to it through either ten foot or a 25 ft
lengths of cat5.

I also have a few 50' cables strung down to my workshop in the basement
and generally would have no need to print from there...but recently was
setting up a machine and noticed that I cannot detect the printer if I
use a 50' length of cat5...though the Internet connection itself is just

Does anyone know why I cannot use a 50' cable for a network printer,
I'd think that length would not be excessive.

  BTW: I did try different router ports just in case some of them may
have been flaky .