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Happy Harry
01-09-2008, 11:11 AM
Hi one and all
I have had a query from a customer for a USB Switch.
The customer has 2 PCs and wishes to share the USB Canon MFC between the 2 PCs
Has anyone used /recommend any particular brand
I have no experience of these but am assuming it will be little different to the old parallel switching devices
Are there any pitfalls??
Cheers

HH

Speedy Gonzales
01-09-2008, 11:45 AM
If theyre networked, share the printer on the main PC

wainuitech
01-09-2008, 11:50 AM
What you want is something Like this here (http://www.computerstore.co.nz/US-221.aspx) - I have one similar ( different make) in a couple of peoples places to share USB printers, and dont want them to be networked, they work fine, as you dont have to have the "master PC" turned on for the other to print- only downfall is sometimes they forget which PC has the printer activated

beeswax34
01-09-2008, 11:52 AM
Though that will require the main computer to always be switched on or whenever the printer is needed on the other computer.

Burnzee
01-09-2008, 01:33 PM
Hi

Remember a few years ago, I got one from DSE here in New Zealand. Tried to find it in their latest catalogue but seems they don't stock it anymore. Came under the name of XH6820 DSE USB 2.0 HUB.

This hub had a manual switch so you could connect any two computers to up to four accessories. This would allow two computers to share printers etc.

Now here's the strange thing, even though DSE don't have this item in their new catalogue they still have the support page for it. Goto HERE. (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/48bb3ac503607b8e273fc0a87f3b06fe/Export/catalogs/SUPXH6820)

Exactly what your client needs. Perhaps DSE might get one for him.

Had no problems with mine.

Hope this helps.

BURNZEE

Happy Harry
02-09-2008, 08:04 PM
Cheers Guys

Thanks for the input
I will pass on the info and the customer can make their own decision

HH

Greven
02-09-2008, 09:13 PM
Now here's the strange thing, even though DSE don't have this item in their new catalogue they still have the support page for it. Goto HERE. (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/48bb3ac503607b8e273fc0a87f3b06fe/Export/catalogs/SUPXH6820)



They usually keep the support pages for their own brand products long after the product is no longer available. It would leave a lot of people high & dry if they removed the support pages as soon as they stopped selling a product.