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can i use i printer with 2 machines w/o networking?

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Anonymous
May 22, 2005 1:32:53 AM

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using win 98se, generic desktop, 128 mb ram, 7 gig hd, celeron processor,
about 5-6 yrs old.
i have an hp 5150 deskjet printer hooked up to my 1 yr old dell 4600
desktop, xp home, sp2 machine.
is it possible to install a usb hub, & connect the printer to the 2
machines? or must they be networked?
i'm trying to avoid networking them. i'm ready to purchase another printer
if necessary.
thank you, len kiesling

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Anonymous
May 22, 2005 1:42:08 AM

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From: "Leonard F Kiesling" <lenny323@optonline-removetoreply-.net>

| using win 98se, generic desktop, 128 mb ram, 7 gig hd, celeron processor,
| about 5-6 yrs old.
| i have an hp 5150 deskjet printer hooked up to my 1 yr old dell 4600
| desktop, xp home, sp2 machine.
| is it possible to install a usb hub, & connect the printer to the 2
| machines? or must they be networked?
| i'm trying to avoid networking them. i'm ready to purchase another printer
| if necessary.
| thank you, len kiesling
|

If it was connected via parallel port I'd say use a switch box. Hoever, you don't hav a
recourse with USB.

Networking is your best bet. If you get a new printer, I suggest a HP 1200 business inkjet
with a HP JetDirect print server. Then you can share the printer over the network and print
to the IP address using the HP "Install Network Printer Wizard".

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Dave
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Anonymous
May 22, 2005 4:05:06 PM

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You can't do it with a hub, but a simple switch can manage what you want.
See, for instance:
http://www.national-tech.com/catalog/usbswitchboxes.htm
(sixth in the list)
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Jeff Richards
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"Leonard F Kiesling" <lenny323@optonline-removetoreply-.net> wrote in
message news:o zPP24mXFHA.2996@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> using win 98se, generic desktop, 128 mb ram, 7 gig hd, celeron processor,
> about 5-6 yrs old.
> i have an hp 5150 deskjet printer hooked up to my 1 yr old dell 4600
> desktop, xp home, sp2 machine.
> is it possible to install a usb hub, & connect the printer to the 2
> machines? or must they be networked?
> i'm trying to avoid networking them. i'm ready to purchase another printer
> if necessary.
> thank you, len kiesling
>
>
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Anonymous
May 22, 2005 4:05:07 PM

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From: "Jeff Richards" <JRichards@msn.com.au>

| You can't do it with a hub, but a simple switch can manage what you want.
| See, for instance:
| http://www.national-tech.com/catalog/usbswitchboxes.htm
| (sixth in the list)
| --
| Jeff Richards

Hmmm, I didn't think they made USB switch boxes.
Learn something new everyday !

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
Anonymous
May 22, 2005 4:05:08 PM

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thank you all! i didn't even think there was such an item, especially for
parallel port. my old hp 895cse is parallel. i figure it transfers better
with the large cable & many electrical contacts, but the similar one, hp
5100, is usb.

thank you dave for the recommendation about the hp 1200. i researched price,
not bad! the printer i would need is for minimal printing use, probably no
photos. very occasional use. i'm glad i use hp products, & your info is
supporting.

thank you jeff for usb switch hub device info! & the quick replies!

again!! you folks are the best!!
very thankful! len kiesling


"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
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> From: "Jeff Richards" <JRichards@msn.com.au>
>
> | You can't do it with a hub, but a simple switch can manage what you
want.
> | See, for instance:
> | http://www.national-tech.com/catalog/usbswitchboxes.htm
> | (sixth in the list)
> | --
> | Jeff Richards
>
> Hmmm, I didn't think they made USB switch boxes.
> Learn something new everyday !
>
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>
>
!