USB switch for multifunction printer?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ravenvii, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    Basically I have two computers and a multifunction printer. I'd like to be able to both print and scan with the multifunction printer.

    I figure the cheapest way to do this is a simple USB switch. But after a quick Google, I couldn't find what I'm looking for (most of them are USB - Ethernet switches, which I don't want because that would mean I couldn't scan with the printer).

    Is there a simple, pass-through USB dongle that has a physical switch on it to switch between USB ports? You know, like the old co-ax switches for TVs back in the day? Yeah, *that* simple. Does that exist?
     
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  3. emaja macrumors 68000

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    Are the computers networked and if they are, you should be able to print and scan over the network - at least I can with my HP. I'm not sure if that is supported by all models though.
     

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