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Hooking up a printer

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I want to connect two computers to one printer without having to 'share' (turning on the computer the printer is connected to). I already have the two computers sharing the internet, single monitor, kb, mouse, speakers....but I'm lost. I tried hooking them up through a hub station, but it doesn't seem to be working properly...could be me...would love some help.

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Sissy

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Hi Sissy,

When you say you tried a hub station, what exactly did you use and what did you do? According to the setup guide, this model have an ethernet connection. Does your printer have one?

Take a look at THIS doc especially section B: Ethernet (wired) network on page 9


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