Two computers, one printer?

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  1. DougY macrumors 6502

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    Im buying a new iMac, and will be keeping my PC up an running for awhile as well.
    What is the best way to connect my Epson Printer to both computers simultaneously?
    Thanks
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Plug the printer into the Mac, enable Printer Sharing in the System Prefs. >> Sharing
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    If you don't want to keep one computer awake all the time IOGear sells a USB printer switch. Its automatic and fairly transparent.

    http://www.iogear.com/product/GUB211/

    $25 online.
     
  4. DougY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This looks interesting. From the stats on it, I assume that it will work well with one PC and one iMac. Do you have one?
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Yes I do. I have it on 2 iMacs and can confirm it works both under OSX and W7.
     
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  7. DougY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info. I ordered one.
     
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