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Problem with printers

We use this hub to connect multiple computers to the same printer, Recently we could not to get anything to print. Is there a way to get new drivers for the hub? or is it plug and play with messed up wires?

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The switch that you have does not require drivers or settings you can change in it. it is just a pass-through device. you can check the cables if they are working or the ports of the switch (if it lights up). moreover, check also the computers if their ip address are configured correctly and within the same range and make sure that the printer is still shared through the network.

you can check this website for reference:

http://compnetworking.about.com/od/windowsnetworking/tp/winfilesharing.htm

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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