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Data Transfer Switch

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sockeye, Nov 11, 2001.

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  1. Sockeye

    Sockeye Thread Starter

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    I have a data transfer switch which I am trying to hook up to my desk top & lap top so I can share a printer between them. When I hook up the desk top to the printer directly it works fine. when I hook it up throug the data transfer switch I get a message that reads comunication has been lost. and the trouble shooter suggests I check the cable connections. If I switch the box to the other channel I get an "out of paper" message even though I'm not out of paper. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. wedor

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    What brand of printer? try disabling two-way communication for the printer.
     
  3. Sockeye

    Sockeye Thread Starter

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    It's an HP 720 and two way communication has been disabled
     
  4. deuce

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    Does the laptop work fine?
     
  5. Sockeye

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    I have not tried to hook up the lap top. I thought I would try to get the desk top working first. Maybe I should see if I can get the lap top to work.
     
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