Question about Belkin BLKF5U201 USB Peripheral Swith,2x1,Multiple Computer,Charcoal Gray
the belkin 2X1 and related don't support multifunction printers and these kinds of problems will come up with all multifunction printers.
its written on the above page
"Through a simple USB connection, this Switch lets you share a single USB device among multiple computers. Please note: it is not compatible with Mac OS® X v10.3.x and does not support multifunction printers."
A better thing to do would be to connect the printer to the desktop computer, and then share it for the network.
If both computers are for example connected wirelessly, then you could share the printer over wireless and you could print from any room of the house aslong as the desktop computer is also turned on for the sharing to work.
printer sharing is a build in feature on windows and doesn't cost anything. Works perfectly aslong as both devices are connected to the same network. With cable or wirelessly.
Here is a microsoft guide on the sharing
heres another guide with some pictures also.
Bottom line with your belkin 2X1 its not going to work properly with your printer.
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 25, 2012 | Staples 2x1 USB Peripheral Switch
Dec 06, 2009 | Belkin (F1U201) 2-Port USB Switch
Oct 27, 2009 | Belkin BLKF5U201 USB Peripheral...
Aug 27, 2009 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook
Nov 21, 2008 | Belkin BLKF5U201 USB Peripheral...
Nov 06, 2008 | Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)
Mar 18, 2008 | Belkin BLKF5U201 USB Peripheral...
142 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: