Manual Switchbox for 2 Printers
Posted on 2002-04-10
Hi. I need help installing a manual switchbox
I have an Epson Dot Matrix and an HP LaserJet printer that I want to run off one machine. I have a manual A/B switchbox and necessary cables. I've connected all the cables and have the switchbox connected to the PC through the port previously used by the Epson.
When I try to print from Notepad I see the job make it into the queue but I get an error message from Windows and nothing prints.
I thought I could just pick the printer from the Printer Dialog, move the switch to the appropriate printer and everything would work.
What am I missing and how should I use this box correctly?
Both printers are currently set to print to LPT1.
Thanks in advance for your help.