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Dumb question of splitting printer USB cable.....

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cuttlefish, May 14, 2018.

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  1. cuttlefish

    cuttlefish Thread Starter

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    Hi folks, I have a typical scanner setup to my Win PC with the usual USB 2.o cable going to the PC or in this case a multi USB Hub...…

    Sadly it's not a wireless scanner but is there someway I can split the cable to go to TWO PC's to save me having to unplug the single cable every time I want to use the other PC?

    I can find lots of these cables on eBay but they are all very short - 30 cms - and I need longer ones as the PC's are kind of too far apart, searched everywhere but it appears nobody makes long ones!

    Rang all the usual retail outlets but I may as well have been talking in Swahili as nobody could help!

    Many thanks
     
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  3. cuttlefish

    cuttlefish Thread Starter

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    Thanks for that, much appreciated and I never gave that solution a thought! Off to try and find one in Australia where we linger 30 years behind the industry! Cheers
     
  4. lynx1021

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    If both PC's are on your home network , you could set the one up not connected to the printer to print to a network printer.
     
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