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USB printer sharing... sorry
Authored by: bakalite on May 21, '02 01:32:59AM

Well, I too have an epson and OSX and a bunch of noisy fans attached to mac's in a small room. The bad news is that there really is no good way to do this. There is however a bad way to do this. Buy a USB switch. This will allow you to connect several Mac's to one printer. You have to set the switch to the person that wants to print. The switch is about $50, and mine is working even though the total cable length is around 20ft or so.

The good news is that the usb switch will probably come in handy some day for something else, once epson gets it's act together and writes the code of printer sharing.



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USB printer sharing... sorry
Authored by: lindz on May 22, '02 11:07:22AM

I nearly resorted to this, but after working out that our 18 macs over 10 meters would require about 20 cables and repeaters I decided to abandon that! The one issue we're currently having is that sometimes we have to reboot the host machine in Classic, republish the printer and then switch back to OS X. The problem is intermittent - and hard therefore to diagnose, any suggestions gratefully received!



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