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use of a usb switch

Christine Nieke
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use of a usb switch

we have the following problem:
Two computers should use one printer HP LaserJet P2015. There ist no network, so I will use an USB switch.
One computer can print, but very slowly. The second computer give an error: "USB Gerät wurde nicht erkannt".
The same construction (the same computers, the same cables), but with the printer HP Color LaserJet 2500 is working.

Thank you for an answer
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: use of a usb switch

If this is a 'simple' USB switch, then this is an invalid configuration, I am afraid.

A computer is a 'master device' on the USB and the USB architecture allows only one master. The fact that it works on a different configuration is 'pure luck' and not by design.

Maybe you can tell us what type of 'USB switch' you are using to find out if it really is a 'dumb switch' or a more intelligent multiplexer device.