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    Is there such a thing as a Y - USB lead ?

    Is there such a cable as a Y-shaped USB cable?

    I need to connect 2 computers to one Epson printer. I also need to connect one scanner to the two PCs as well.

    Would i be better getting a usb HUB to do this ( not sure if this would work with the scanner?) or can you get Y shaped USB cables?

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    I'd say the easiest way with the printer would be to connect it to one computer and then share it with the other one.

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    You would need a USB switch to do this as USB does not support this kind of setup between two computers, there are some here http://www.nextag.co.uk/usb-switch/z...0--search-html . The other option is to look at a networked USB hub like this Belkin : Network USB Hub which will support the printer and may support the scanner. There is also software that lets you share USB devices between pcs that you can get from here USB over Network - USB over IP - Shared USB

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    There is one, I saw one the other day... I think it was on ebay....

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    hmmm maybe not, must have dreamt it.

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