Plug usb network adapter into printer?
I am extremely embarrassed to be asking this question because it seems like the answer should be really obvious...
I'm buying a usb printer. I want to connect it directly to my network and use a dedicated computer as the print server (have the print server point directly to the ip of the printer and have other computers point to the print server's shared printer(s) ). As far as i can figure out, I don't need a dedicated print server device (you know... the little box) to connect to the printer because I already have a computer that I want to spool jobs... all I need is something to give the printer an IP and to transfer the print job to the printer. RIGHT?
So, can i just buy a usb network adapter, plug it straight in the back of the printer and plug the rj45 straight into the network switch and be good to go??
thanks in advance for not making me feel dumb.