1 scanner, 2 computers

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Millybags, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. Millybags

    Millybags Guest

    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
    Millybags, Nov 17, 2003
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  2. Millybags

    DaveW Guest

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

    --
    DaveW



    "Millybags" <> wrote in message
    news:bpau0s$i22$...
    > 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
    >
    >
    DaveW, Nov 19, 2003
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  3. Millybags

    John Fonhof Guest

    In article <bpau0s$i22$>,
    says...
    > 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
    John Fonhof, Nov 19, 2003
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  4. Millybags

    Millybags Guest

    Thanks for that John.
    According to the website the price is 199EUR! Not economic compared to
    buying another scanner.
    Steve

    "John Fonhof" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <bpau0s$i22$>,
    > 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
    Millybags, Nov 19, 2003
    #4
  5. Millybags

    Millybags Guest

    Thanks Dave, I'll follow your info below.
    Steve

    "DaveW" <> wrote in message
    news:iOyub.182254$9E1.953857@attbi_s52...
    > You should NOT connect two computers thru the same USB hub; you'll hurt

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


    >
    Millybags, Nov 19, 2003
    #5
  6. 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" <> wrote in message
    news:bpfj1e$bqc$...
    > Thanks for that John.
    > According to the website the price is 199EUR! Not economic compared to
    > buying another scanner.
    > Steve
    >
    > "John Fonhof" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > In article <bpau0s$i22$>,
    > > 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.
    Major Malfunction, Nov 19, 2003
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