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i want to connect two computers to one printer thru USB

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Dear All,
you might find my question silly,but i am trying for a while now but could not solve the problem .
i have two PC's (windows 2000) and one Hp laserjet 2014 printer with only USB port.i got a USB HUB &i want to connect the two PC's to this printer USB.till this did n't work. .the two PC's are not on a network.does anyone know if this can work and if there si a solution.could it be clear.Regards,
thank you all
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The link provided by itkamaraj has a good option, a simple manual A/B switch. you cal also go one step further by using an automatic switch, here are a couple of options:
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 http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/SearchDetail.asp?productID=7563
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 http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/SearchDetail.asp?productID=23718
They have other options availale, check this site for a list:
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Your other option is to setup a simple network between the two computers. As long as they both have an ethernet card it is a simple matter of installing a crossover cable between the two, configuring your network, then sharing the printer.
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thanks itkamaraj,the solution was that you provided was enoogh .thanks
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