Connecting 2 computers to 1 Printer

February 4, 2008 at 15:11:14
Specs: Windows XP, 512 MB

I am looking for a hardware device that would allow me to connect 2 computers to one printer. The printer is a USB printer. I don't want to conect the computers via the network because sometimes our network goes down and then I can no longer use the printer.

I am looking for a device that will switch it automatically. I know I can set up a network to do this but that is not an option (long story). Just need to find a USB Printer Switching Device that will automatically recognize which computer is sending it information and send that information to the printer. Thanks!



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February 4, 2008 at 15:23:34


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February 4, 2008 at 15:25:29

How far apart are the computers? this device is max 15 feet which is the most allowed by USB protocol!

But it is a manual device (type of USB A/B Switch) and not automatic!

http://usbgear.com/USBG-MS200.html

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