a hubby question!!

  niknax 21:58 31 Mar 2004

i have a mac with an epson colour inkjet printer, a pc with an epson black laser printer!

question is i want the two printers to work from either system!! ie, mac to inkjet & laser! pc to inkjet & laser! i know you need some sort of hub!! but would like more info, many thanks

  woodchip 22:04 31 Mar 2004

As these are more than likely USB I am not shure if they work the same as a Parallel port As all that is needed for the above is a switch box. This may be what you need click here

  john-232317 22:13 31 Mar 2004

You need a rich hubby to buy you 2 more printers ;-)

  Simsy 22:35 31 Mar 2004

but just to clarify the question...

are you saying that you want to have BOTH printers connected to , and avalable to, BOTH the PC and the MAC simultaneously, so you can print using either printer, from either computer without any replugging?

If I've understood correctly, I suspect, (but I'm open to correction), that it wont be a simple as just using a hub because of the differences between MACs and PCs.



  Â ÑÌÇKÑÂMË 22:41 31 Mar 2004

Dont know if this helps click here


  woodchip 22:46 31 Mar 2004

It should work PC and Mac as the Computer sends the information to the memory in the printer, the auto switch will do the job you require. just make sure you load the printer software and drivers to both comps so it got the correct version of drivers etc

  Forum Editor 23:01 31 Mar 2004

you'll have drivers for most popular USB inkjet printers, but there may not be one for the laser.

Printing from the PC to the Mac inkjet may be a little complicated
click here for further hep with that.

Ideally you should network the two computers, so each one has access to the other printer via the network.

  niknax 22:45 01 Apr 2004

thanks but i already have a rich hubby!!

i just want to learn how everthing works!!

thaks everyone for your replies, will keep you posted, how i get on!!


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