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    Default b type usb cable

    recently acquired an old epson printer with a b-type usb connection.

    our modem has the same connection so i assume we can use it as a print server of sorts(d-link 502T gen 2)??.

    not sure if dick smith smith has the cable needed but gonna check on tuesday.

    if not where can i get a cable from?

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    Default Re: b type usb cable

    What? All printers have a USB B cable.
    The modem does not have a print server built in - that connector you see is an alternate means of connecting it to your PC (instead of ethernet). If it had a print server it would have the A type USB socket in it.
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    Default Re: b type usb cable

    You mean like the bottom one here ?. I've got 2 of them here

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    Default Re: b type usb cable

    oh ok.

    i could just get an A type to B type cable and connect it directly to the desktop, yeah?
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    Default Re: b type usb cable

    Err NO. Not if its a 502T.

    If its the same as This modem/Router the USB connection is not a printer port, its as PCTek said,its a "alternate means of connecting it to your PC (instead of Ethernet)" Picture from Manual tells you what each port does.

    An Example of a router with a printer port -- Look in the description on the right or its Manual Picture
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    Default Re: b type usb cable

    i mean connect the printer TO the desktop with the usb cable
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    Default Re: b type usb cable

    If its only to the printer>PC then yeah a A-B standard printer cable as speedy linked the picture A one end, B the other.

    As where to get one, lots of places have them, any computer shop "should" or even places like the warehouse have them.
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    Default Re: b type usb cable

    yea thats the one.

    i think dick smith had one for $20.

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    Default Re: b type usb cable

    $20 for a 1mtr A-B cable - HOLY F**K are they joking or what - RIP OFF

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    Default Re: b type usb cable

    hang on i'll check again

    this?

    http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4c42ca...ct/View/XH6791

    i got an account with elive.co.nz and found one for half price
    http://www.elive.co.nz/belkin-18-usb-ab-t9266.php
    or this one
    http://www.elive.co.nz/dynamix-1m-us...ble-cd1016.php
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