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Have Mac OS9 G4 (from 1999) and want to link to HP 4050N ethernet printer, what are Mac friendly hubs for this? Would a DE-809TC D-Link hub work?

I do not need to connect to the internet (too old to do so anyhow). Any suggestions for a HARDWIRED hub that may work?

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  • Al West Dec 06, 2012

    That was an interesting answer from MiB8888, but I don't need to connect to the internet. I just need to print files from the Mac to the printer. I am assuming I need a network set up like a hub or switch. I happen to have this DE-809TC, so thought this might do, since no other computers are involved (thus if it sends packets to all 8 ports, no need to worry)


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Yes, but regardless of connection type the computer still needs the printer drivers. You may want to setup printer via USB to establish that it works. Then you still need a router or smart switch that will assign an IP address and or DNS name. This is a simple hub and will not work without an DHCP server (on router).

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