splitting the USB input on a printer?

May 7, 2009 at 19:33:33
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Canon multi-function printer that is not network ready. I have to use a wireless print server to print across the network. I can only use the scanner with a direct USB connection. Is it possible to connect the printer to a nearby computer AND the print server at the same time using only the one USB connection the printer has???

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#1
May 7, 2009 at 19:36:20
Might be easier to share the whole device than try to get a usb splitter.

I have heard of A/B boxes that may work either with switch or smart technologies.

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May 8, 2009 at 03:15:26
the computer i need a direct connection to is a laptop that is not always there. if i do a share, everyone else on the network could not print if the laptop is gone unless i physically move the usb cable back and forth from the laptop to the print server everytime i take the computer somewhere.

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