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Re: is there an adapter to hook up two computers to one...
This type of printer that you have is not possible to connect to computers at the same time but there is a work around. it is called printer sharing. Your computer should be connected with each other or on the same network. you need to install the printer on the computer you wanted to be the server. after installing the printer. activate the printer sharing and then go to the computers you wanted the printer to be shared.
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With a USB print server like this one, you can hook your printer to one of the wired ports on your router and it can be accessed by any connected computer. (There are other sources and adapter styles; I just picked this one as a sample. I've installed several of these and it works well.)
You can also share a printer on the network by installing it on a computer as a network printer and enabling printer sharing on that computer. But then that computer will need to be left on all the time for others to access the printer, and if people frequently use the printer it will slow down the computer for whoever is using it.
Sure, it's one of the basic "industry standard" printers, and the driver is available within the operating system. However, to directly hook it up, your computer has to have a parallel printer interface. If it doesn't have it, you can try a USB to Parallel adapter, but make sure that the adapter has Windows 7 drivers available.
According to the owners manual:
The power connector is next to the USB connector in the back of the printer.
You use the AC adaptor to hook up the printer to a wall outlet to give it power and then the USB Cable is hooked up to the computer so you can install the printer software to the computer so it recognizes the printer.
This Lexmark site should get you the part numbers and the option of purchasing the items directly from Lexmark. Either link of ths page has a power supply and cord option. Review the documentation (access www.adobe.com and download Adobe Reader (free) to view the document if needed) to assure you have found the correct printer.