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Helllo! I need to hook up an HP Photosmart 8450 to 2 computers so that I can print on that printer from either one. Do you know of a special cord, or where I could get one, that can split a USB so that I can plug the printer into 2 computers? Thanks, John

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There's quite a variety of USB switches out there. Just go to Goggle and type in USB Printer Switch and pick the one you think best suites your needs.

Don't forget to buy cables...

Hope that helps...

Geno

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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