Solved

Share an HP Laserjet 1200 between two computers that are not networked

Posted on 2006-11-29
5
259 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
I have two computers that are not networked but I would like to connect my HP Laserjet 1200 printer so that I can print to it from both pc's.  I have a tripp-lite ultra mini USB hub but I don't think that is what I need.  the hub indicates it will connect 4 usb peripherals to 1 computer -- but I want to connect 1 usb printer to two computers.  What type of device or cable do I need to purchase?  Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:mmj1
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:b0lsc0tt
ID: 18040765
mmj1,

You need a USB print server.  It will allow you to connect a USB printer to it and then share it with other USB devices.

Are the computers close to each other and the printer (i.e. 2-3 meters)?  If so, that model of printer supports both USB and Parallel and you could connect one computer with USB and another using a parallel cable.  This assumes that the computer has a USB port and the other computer has a parallel port.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

b0lsc0tt
0
 
LVL 54

Accepted Solution

by:
b0lsc0tt earned 125 total points
ID: 18040945
The term USB Print Server may give some false results that will require the computers to be networked.  The better term may be USB switch.  These Belkin swiches (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatSectionView.process?Section_Id=201501) will provide an idea of what you want.  There are other manufacturers.  If you want help finding a product let me know what country and other details (i.e. price, etc) and I will try to help.

bol
0
 

Author Comment

by:mmj1
ID: 18041009
Thanks for the help.  I did look at the link you provided and it does appear I need the 2x1 switch $39.99.  I am going to Office Depot tonight and hope to find what I need at the store.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mmj1
ID: 18056525
Thanks very much for your assitance.  I purchased the Belkin usb switch and it works fine.  Have a nice weekend !
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:b0lsc0tt
ID: 18056713
Great!  Your welcome!  I'm glad that I could help.  Thank you for the grade, the points and the fun question.

bol
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Learn How Hackers Steal Your Credentials

Do You Know How Hackers Steal Your Credentials? Join us and Skyport Systems to learn how hackers steal your credentials and why Active Directory must be secure to stop them. Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:00 A.M. PDT

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to solve seemingly unsolvable printer issues. Users sometimes run into printing issues where all the normal steps do not seem to work. Well the steps below can show users how to take one extra step beyond the normal steps needed to remove old…
When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This vide…

632 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question