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    I have 3 computers in my home and and I only have 1 printer. All 3 computers are connected to the internet using a hub and cat5 cable. So how do I network all 3 computers so they can use 1 printer.

  • #2
    Just make sure that the PC that has the printer has it shared first then direct the other 2 PC's to use that printer and load the drivers for it into them. Oh and using a switch instaed of a hub would help speed the network flow and cut down a lot on packet collissions. ;)


    • #3
      To spend no money, do it as Wiggo said.
      But if your gonna buy a switch to cut down on traffic, might as well get one with a printer port (like me!) so that the PC with the printer connected directly doesnt have to be on 24/7, the switch/router can be.


      • #4
        This may help you out as well:
        Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
        Managing Director
        Tweak Town Pty Ltd