N/APosted on - 08/16/2011
My HP laserjet 1020 printer is connected with my Desktop. Recently I purchase a laptop.
I want to connect that printer with my laptop without disconnecting desktop.
What is the cheapest way to connect both desktop and laptop. My budget is too small. Describe me in details.
Connect one printer with two computer
You can purchase a Data Switch which will be use as a device or to bridge 2 computers to connect in just one printer. Usually Data Switch has 4 inputs and one output. Other type of data switch is 1 input and four outputs. But this device is not widely known today because of the innovations of computer.
Another thing you can do is to buy and Cross-Link cable, internet connect your laptop and desktop computer using this cable. This is what we called the peer to peer connection. Peer to peer connection is one of the networking prototypes. And share the printer in your desktop so that your laptop may access or use the printer for printing.