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HP G85 printer - USB and Parallel

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Anonymous
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August 11, 2004 8:13:38 AM

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I have a HP G85 printer (scanner, copier, FAX)
and was hoping to be able to share the printer
via it's parallel and USB conneections....
- USB for a local PC
- Parallel for a wireless print server connection
Well, it seems that only one cable may be connected at a time....
even if it is physically not connected to a computer -
- bummer

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Anonymous
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August 11, 2004 5:03:40 PM

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Correct. Nearly all of the inkjet printers and PSC drives on the market permit
use of one and only one connection at a time between USB and parallel. If they
have parallel ports, that is. In addition, if you decide to switch connections,
you'll need to power off the device, insert a different cable, and power on. In
other words, when the printer "boots up", it checks the cable type.

Why not simply use it as a networked wireless printer shared by all?

..... Ben Myers

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 04:13:38 GMT, "Phil Schuman"
<pschuman_nospam_me@interserv.com> wrote:

>I have a HP G85 printer (scanner, copier, FAX)
>and was hoping to be able to share the printer
>via it's parallel and USB conneections....
>- USB for a local PC
>- Parallel for a wireless print server connection
>Well, it seems that only one cable may be connected at a time....
>even if it is physically not connected to a computer -
> - bummer
>
>
Anonymous
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August 12, 2004 1:29:23 AM

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<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:411a1889.3534352@news.charter.net...
> Correct. Nearly all of the inkjet printers and PSC drives on the market
permit
> use of one and only one connection at a time between USB and parallel. If
they
> have parallel ports, that is. In addition, if you decide to switch
connections,
> you'll need to power off the device, insert a different cable, and power
on. In
> other words, when the printer "boots up", it checks the cable type.
>
> Why not simply use it as a networked wireless printer shared by all?
>
> .... Ben Myers

that's probably what we will do -
we had a desktop that was hardwired to the printer,
but that may not be a problem any more -


> On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 04:13:38 GMT, "Phil Schuman"
> <pschuman_nospam_me@interserv.com> wrote:
>
> >I have a HP G85 printer (scanner, copier, FAX)
> >and was hoping to be able to share the printer
> >via it's parallel and USB conneections....
> >- USB for a local PC
> >- Parallel for a wireless print server connection
> >Well, it seems that only one cable may be connected at a time....
> >even if it is physically not connected to a computer -
> > - bummer
> >
> >
>
!