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Help me spelunk this USB hookup (Airport/All-in-One)
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: March 13, 2007 09:56AM
I have an Airport Extreme (cone) currently in use, and a Canon Pixma MP530, which is an all-in-one. I'd like to make the MP530 available on the network while still having scanning ability. Currently, it's hooked up to my iMac and available to my family Macs via my Sharing control panel. In this manner, I have scanner capability and we all have printing access.

If I go MacBook Pro, I will often not be physically hooked up to the printer. As established, I cannot use the scanner over the Airport.

Is there an A/B USB switch setup I can use? The way I figure it, the A/B would be hooked up to the MP530, with two USB cables going to (a) my MacBook Pro (when it's eventually got) and (b) to the Airport.

On paper, it looks like it would work. Am I forgetting anything? Anyone with experience with this? Any recommendations on A/B switches?



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Re: Help me spelunk this USB hookup (Airport/All-in-One)
Posted by: Golfer
Date: March 13, 2007 10:40AM
Maybe this would be an option? [www.keyspan.com]
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Re: Help me spelunk this USB hookup (Airport/All-in-One)
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: March 13, 2007 10:59AM
Golfer; thanks, I had totally forgotten about that device. Hmmm.



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Re: Help me spelunk this USB hookup (Airport/All-in-One)
Posted by: graham1352
Date: March 13, 2007 11:01AM
I have a Canon MP160 and am able to scan over airport on an iBook using
image capture. The MP160 is directly connected to a G4 tower with the prefs set in
image capture to share the scanner.
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