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Old 04-09-2005, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question usb device to parallel port

just bought an hp officejet and it has usb connector - my usb ports are full. is there an adapter so i can use the parallel port or a splitter (?) so i can split one usb port between 2 devices?

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Old 04-09-2005, 01:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can but a USB hub. This will connect to one USB port but provide an additional 4 ports for example.

Word of warning though...not all USB devices, especially printers, like being connected via a hub. This is essentially because they require a high power draw from the USB port & if other devices are sharing that port at the same time, there isn't always enough power to go round.

To try & avoid this issue, I recommend you either connect the printer directly to its own USB port, & just connect low draw devices to the hub OR get a self-powered USB hub.

Better yet, do both!
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