Connecting 2 comps to 1 printer

  flobby 17:52 11 Apr 2006
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Hi All,
I have a laptop and a desktop, with only 1 printer. I do not need Wireless networking,just a way of being able to connect both to the 1 printer.
I have a docking station for the laptop with 4 USB ports which is what I really want to connect to the Printer as well as my desktop.
Both are running XP Pro and are only 2 metres apart.
My wife does not want networking or having to unplug and plug cables etc.
Can you get a hub for printer connections as you can for USB
Cheers,
Flobby

  mgmcc 18:58 11 Apr 2006

I use a Belkin USB Switch. It allows up to four computers to connect to a single USB peripheral, in my case an HP All-in-One Printer/Scanner/Copier.

2-port version click here

4-port version click here

  flobby 19:23 11 Apr 2006

Thank You mgmcc,
I will order that now.
Cheers,
Flobby

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