RE: USB switches & hubs

Subject: RE: USB switches & hubs
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbrierley -at- Accu-Time -dot- com>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 11:02:01 -0400

Are you suggesting that you can plug any USB printer into a switch and
it will be shared? Is the IP address of the switch enough--how does that
work if the printer itself doesn't have an IP address?

Sean Brierley
Technical Writer

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To: Cardimon, Craig; Techwr-l
Subject: RE: USB switches & hubs

-----Original Message-----
From: Cardimon, Craig
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 8:15 AM
To: Techwr-l
Subject: USB switches & hubs

>I am trying to network a Canon Pixma MP610 with two computers. The
printer connects via USB port.

>Would I use a USB switch or hub for this? Or something else? I have
managed to confuse myself.

Switch. A hub just expands the number of ports you have, a switch is
what will let you share functionality.

They do also make print servers, wired and wireless, which might be a
solution if you may add another computer to the mix.

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RE: USB switches & hubs: From: Victoria Wroblewski

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