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From: Eric Haas <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Scanning
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 18:31:52 -0400
Wednesday, July 24, 2002, 6:19:03 PM, you wrote:
JT> Connie wrote in part:
JT> <<<I used a manual a/b switch for some time, Someone gave me a electronic
JT> and it works great. I use it for two computers "talking" to the same printer
JT> (with zip drives connected via the same parallel ports>>>
JT> That sounds great. I have actually looked at them, but didn't understand
JT> how to set it up. This is what I have:
JT> 2 parallel ports and no UCB port.
JT> A printer, plotter, zip and scanner.
JT> The plotter demands a port to itself. This leaves the other 3 devices for
JT> only one port. Can you tell me how I would set up the switching device you
Your zip drive should have a parallel port extension. Hook your zip
drive to one port, and attach the printer to the zip drive. Then,
connect the switching device to the other port and, connect the
plotter and the scanner to the switch. You won't be able to plot and
scan at the same time but, you probably don't do that anyway.
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