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I have 2 Dell laptops and I want to share print capabilities on a single HP F420 Deskjet Printer. There is only one USB port on the printer. Are there splitters available to run both computers to the printer?

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What you need to do is to network the the computers

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If your both computer is connected each other by one network then followed the below step.

1. Install the printer on one computer by using the usb cable and the software cd.
2. After install the printer open printer folder
» click on start menu-control panel-printer 3. Right click on the printer
4. you will get one pop up windows, just select the share option.
5. after share the printer open network sharing center on the other computer
(right click on start menu-select networking share center) you can find out the share printer on that computer.

Now you can use the printer on both computer.

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