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Two Printers And One Computer?


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#1 cj500

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 09:51 AM

Hello all,

I want to connect two printers to my computer. I searched for info on how to do it. One site said to just install drivers + connect USB and thats it, but then i found another site that said i needed a ' switchbox ' ? Can someone tell me the correct way? thanks

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:14 AM

The easiest way would two print servers connected to a router. I down like USB. I believe that it is a marginal port and usually results in conficts. IMHO.
I have 3 printers connected to 13 computer via a 3 port print server. 1 laser (Lexmark 4039 10plus), 1 dot matrix (for print labels), and one all-in-one (HP G85i). I use a JetDirect EX Plus3, 3 parralel port server. They make a USB verison for the new USB only priinters. It plug into a ethernet port on your router and is added onto your computer simila to a local printer.
I have not talked about multible printer on USB simply because I seem to have confict shortly after installing the secod printer. I have tried with little luck and great pain. If you have parralel printers you can install a second LPT port will little effort.
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Posted 18 December 2005 - 01:24 PM

Thanks will try this, all the best

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 02:09 PM

Make sure the print server you try has USB ports on it. Does the printer you plan to use have a parralel port? That is what I would use if I had a choice.
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Posted 19 December 2005 - 09:45 AM

This will depend on the printers that you use, and their abilities to communicate with the PC.

My wife's office has 2 printers controlled by an A/B switch. But they're old and don't need to communicate with the PC (although there are switches that will do this).

At home, I just plug and unplug the printers through my USB ports. As acklan says - USB is a strange creature, but I've got the "ritual" for this down pat and it works well for me!
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