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Can I share 1 printer with 2 computers 1 Vista 1 XP with the hub?

Or is this inviting disaster?

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Yes you can share out one printer from 2 computers. you can either set up a home network using arouter to connect your 2 computers. Or you can use an a /b switch to share the printer.

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