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jwil1
14-05-2009, 09:37 PM
Hi all,

My work has a problem with people (students) bringing their own computers and connecting them to the printers, thus obtaining free printing.

It needs to be very foolproof (ie not just a setting on the printer) so I'm thinking along the lines of a physical obstruction (I have considered glue or cutting the cable leading to the USB port).

Any other ideas? It doesn't need to be reversible :p

Speedy Gonzales
14-05-2009, 09:41 PM
Put it in a locked room. Or put landmines near it?

GameJunkie
14-05-2009, 09:43 PM
invisible cloak?

Blam
14-05-2009, 09:56 PM
Is the printer connected to a print server?

jwil1
14-05-2009, 10:02 PM
Is the printer connected to a print server?

Yes it is. That's how we intend everyone to use it.

GameJunkie
14-05-2009, 10:06 PM
cut the cable inside the printer leading to the port, then they wont be able to print anything :D

Rob99
14-05-2009, 10:15 PM
Rewire the plug, attach a few 9volt batteries, and place a small sign explaining damage may occur if you connect to this port.

inphinity
15-05-2009, 08:58 AM
I'd open it up and disconnect the port internally.

GameJunkie
15-05-2009, 09:07 AM
I'd open it up and disconnect the port internally.

hey that was my idea......kinda :D