2 Printers on the PC

Discussion in 'Printers, Scanners and Digital Cameras' started by lemonyx, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. lemonyx

    lemonyx Geek Trainee

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    Working on a new build (Abit IP35 Pro) and had to get a parallel port Pci card, these new MB's don't come with them anymore.

    Anyway the ? is, the Pci came with an extra parallel port on the bracket and since I do have two printers, one is a combo (scanner, copier) why not hook both up. I'll have to set the default everytime I want to print but this way I won't have to pull the PC out change cables, shove the PC back and then go.

    Will this work - probably just have the one printer "on" and set to default.

    TIA
     
  2. Ghostman 1

    Ghostman 1 Moderator Staff Member

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    If both Printers where on USB ports, then you would just need a USB hubb.
    But If both are on parallel ports, then they could cause conflicts.
     
  3. lemonyx

    lemonyx Geek Trainee

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    Thanks for the come back - parallel unfortunately - just hate to plug and unplug the darn cables.

    Even if only one were turned on at a time - conflict?
     
  4. Ghostman 1

    Ghostman 1 Moderator Staff Member

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    just choose the best printer you want too use, then remove all software of the other one. Make sure that under printers that there is just one entry..
     

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