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Printer Cables

Posted on 1999-11-04
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In a 2 PC to 1 printer parallel set-up through an auto-switch (IEEE), what's the maximum cable length ?  One PC and the printer in one room and the other PC located in an adjacent room.
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Considering you are using IEEE all the way through technically 12ft is the maximum from pc to printer but companies do make supposedly IEEE1284 cable that are 25ft they also make signal boosters which are also supposedly IEEE1284 compliant... All I can say is once you get past 12ft it may or may not work. Depends on how fussy the printer is. Some brand printers work better then others when going into situation like this but once you get past 12ft it is no longer guaranteed to work.

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