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Unread 29 May 2008, 08:37   #1
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Printer USB Hub

I working in an office* which has two laptops and 3 printers. At the moment I need to switch the wires about whenever I want to use a different printer.

Can I get some kind of USB hub to plug all the printers into so that I don't have to fiddle with the wires all the time?

I would also like to know, if it would need to be a specialised printer hub or would a USB extension plug (something like this) be ok?

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Re: Printer USB Hub

Yes, you can plug all the printers into a generic usb hub and plug that into one machine which could share those printers across a network.
Drawback is, in order to print to those printers, the machine that the hub is connected to would need to be turned on.
A generic printer hub would act as this machine - but may not be able to handle more than one printer connected to it.
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Re: Printer USB Hub

What is the difference between a parallel port and the little square connector when attaching a PC to a printer?
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Re: Printer USB Hub

speed probably, with parallel ports being slower than usb.
another is how many devices you can plug in - generally parallel ports are 1:1. usb buses can have up to 127 devices on each ( ofc you need hubs etc for this )
theres also size - parallel ports are huge in comparison
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Re: Printer USB Hub

If you have parallel ports on the back, consider something like this. It'll put the printers on the network, assuming you have one set up, so that each machine can add each printer locally and use them without needing anything else turned on. It should be noted that the particular model I just pointed you at isn't the best, but it has the added advantage of being cheap!

Edit: They also do USB versions but I'm not honestly sure quite how they work, but seemingly the same kind of 'USB printer <-> network' bridge.
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Re: Printer USB Hub

In the end we had some people come up. They used and old PC to plug a new wireless router into and used that as a server for the laptops. It does the job, but it seemed rather cumbersome for what would appear to be a relatively common task.
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