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Elie
16th September 2004, 14:56
I've never done this before, but I have two PC's and one USB printer.

I could connect the printer to the one PC and share it, however when I loggon to my companies network using a VPN tunnel the workstation IP changes and cannot print.

So the other solution is to try a USB hub and connect both PC's to it as well as the printer, will that work?

Thanks,
Elie

Helevitia
16th September 2004, 15:04
The printer must be shared from one computer and then you need to find it in the network on the other computer.

edit: When you login via VPN, what happens if you search for the printer via name?

Dave

Elie
16th September 2004, 15:18
Thanks Helevitia...

I found this link that explains everything :)

http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/usbmain.htm

Cheers,
Elie

agallag
16th September 2004, 21:28
A USB hub won't do it, but this will:

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Product_Id=120618

Technoid
16th September 2004, 23:12
Never ever conect 2 computers in any way with normal (A-A) USB cables, the result will be messy :p

Elie
20th September 2004, 14:41
thanks guys for the info, I will get my Boss to buy what agallag
suggested.

Regards,
Elie

agallag
20th September 2004, 17:13
Glad I could help :up:

Paddy
20th September 2004, 22:32
Originally posted by Technoid
Never ever conect 2 computers in any way with normal (A-A) USB cables, the result will be messy :p That's an understatmenet!

Technoid
21st September 2004, 02:48
Originally posted by Paddy

Originally posted by Technoid
Never ever conect 2 computers in any way with normal (A-A) USB cables, the result will be messy :p
That's an understatmenet!

Yeah, but I try to keep the Doom and Gloom down :p

Paddy
21st September 2004, 10:26
:p