How to share printer using USB Hub
What are the guidelines to share the printer using USB Hub?
The growth of connective technology called Universal Serial Bus has made a significant contribution to the IT world. Most of the external Computer related devices connect to the PC through this USB ports. A USB Hub is a small unit which comes with two or more USB ports. This USB Hub would also favor you to connect more USB devices without disconnecting others. Typically a USB Hub consists of single upstream ports and multiple downstream ports. Then once when the Hub is plugged in, you can set it according to your convince. The AC powered USB Hubs are more suitable for external devices such as scanners and printers. USB Hubs are capable to transfer at a very fast and high rate. With the help of the USB Hub you can share printers easily and a number of computers can use the same printer.
The following are the benefits of sharing printer using USB Hub and the ways to share it:
- Easy Handling of Print Jobs
- Other benefits
- Ways to share printer
Easy Handling of Print Jobs
The printer sharing in USB Hub requires only one printer to handle all the print jobs for all the PCs that are connected to that printer. Thus more than one person can use the single printer. This process is very useful in business offices where you might have to handle number of printing jobs. As several computers are assigned to one single printer it would help you to save money as the need of buying several printers is eliminated.
The USB data speed is of much faster, so your printing sharing process would be faster. Then as sharing of printer through USB Hub is very easy, you can easily meet your needs. As you have to monitor only a single printer you can easily resolve the issues which are related to it and there by save your time.
In order to share printer through USB Hub you would have to follow certain steps. First you would have to connect the USB Hub to the computer. Then after verifying that the USB Hub has power, connect the printer to the HUB. After that you need to install the printer on your system’s Operating system. Then you would have to choose the 'Open the printers and faxes folder' in the 'Control panel' and after opening it by right clicking on it choose 'Properties'. Then you need to select the ‘Sharing’ tab and click on the option ‘Share printer’.
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