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Millybags
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      11-17-2003, 04:46 PM
Hi,
I have two computers and a Canon 5000F. I know that I can't share the
scanner like I can the printer, but would a solution be to get a 4-1 USB
hub, connect the scanner to the 1 port and connect the computers to the
other ports, making sure that the software/driver is on both computers? Is
anyone doing this?
Thanks
Steve


 
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DaveW
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      11-19-2003, 12:27 AM
You should NOT connect two computers thru the same USB hub; you'll hurt the
USB controllers in the computers.

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DaveW



"Millybags" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> I have two computers and a Canon 5000F. I know that I can't share the
> scanner like I can the printer, but would a solution be to get a 4-1 USB
> hub, connect the scanner to the 1 port and connect the computers to the
> other ports, making sure that the software/driver is on both computers?

Is
> anyone doing this?
> Thanks
> Steve
>
>



 
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John Fonhof
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      11-19-2003, 05:53 AM
In article <bpau0s$i22$(E-Mail Removed)>,
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> Hi,
> I have two computers and a Canon 5000F. I know that I can't share the
> scanner like I can the printer, but would a solution be to get a 4-1 USB
> hub, connect the scanner to the 1 port and connect the computers to the
> other ports, making sure that the software/driver is on both computers? Is
> anyone doing this?
> Thanks
> Steve
>
>
>

You can share 1 scanner with 2 computers with
Perfectscan available at
http://www.recogniform.com/scanning.htm

You need to have a network between the computers
I have tried the trial version and it works like a charm
JF
 
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Millybags
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      11-19-2003, 11:09 AM
Thanks for that John.
According to the website the price is 199EUR! Not economic compared to
buying another scanner.
Steve

"John Fonhof" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed) u...
> In article <bpau0s$i22$(E-Mail Removed)>,
> (E-Mail Removed) says...
> >

> You can share 1 scanner with 2 computers with
> Perfectscan available at
> http://www.recogniform.com/scanning.htm
>
> You need to have a network between the computers
> I have tried the trial version and it works like a charm
> JF



 
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Millybags
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      11-19-2003, 11:10 AM
Thanks Dave, I'll follow your info below.
Steve

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> You should NOT connect two computers thru the same USB hub; you'll hurt

the
> USB controllers in the computers.
>
> --
> DaveW


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Major Malfunction
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      11-19-2003, 05:30 PM
Have you tried a real low tech solution: an A/B Switch? You may need to use
USB to Serial adapters, but it's cheap and should work.

"Millybags" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:bpfj1e$bqc$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thanks for that John.
> According to the website the price is 199EUR! Not economic compared to
> buying another scanner.
> Steve
>
> "John Fonhof" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed) u...
> > In article <bpau0s$i22$(E-Mail Removed)>,
> > (E-Mail Removed) says...
> > >

> > You can share 1 scanner with 2 computers with
> > Perfectscan available at
> > http://www.recogniform.com/scanning.htm
> >
> > You need to have a network between the computers
> > I have tried the trial version and it works like a charm
> > JF

>


Have you tried a real low tech solution: an A/B Switch? You may need to use
USB to Serial adapters, but it's cheap and should work.


 
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