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Is this all I need to get two or three PCs to see and use the same USB peripherals?

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I am thinking that if I get a 12- or 16- port USB hub, I can connect two or three different PCs via USB to the hub, then connect out from the hub to three or four USB peripherals and each PC will be able to use all the peripherals (a printer, external hdd, and recording device), am I right? Will I need to plug only one USB cable from each PC into the hub or one for each peripheral, meaning three per PC if there are three peripherals? Any other problems to solve to make this work?
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Tom CieslikIT Engineer
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No,
USB hub is 2 way communication device based on computer DMA and IRQ and has only IN-OUT port that can reserve DMA in single computer.
You not going to be able connect other computer to port that was designed for peripheral device since this port will not communicate with other computer BUS.

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Is there anything I can do to accomplish the same thing, enabling two or three PCs on a network to use different peripherals?
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So far the only way the computers are networked together is that they both connect to the same cable modem via ethernet. Can I get the PCs to see each other through that and then do what you suggest?
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Worked.
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