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Old 04-06-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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Sharing USB devices between two computers


I have an old desktop computer with Windows 98 on it and a newer used desktop computer for Linux.

I'd like to share the scanner, CD burner, and SanDisk flash card reader between the two computers. I'm looking for the USB equivalent of a KVM switch (which I already have and use). I was unable to find a USB switch at Staples, Best Buy, Radio Shack, Sears, and Office Depot.

I'm not sure if my computers have USB 1.1 or 2.0.

What do you recommend?
 
Old 04-06-2007, 10:11 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by jhsu
I have an old desktop computer with Windows 98 on it and a newer used desktop computer for Linux.
Heh...my kinda guy! If it wasn't for SQL Server being such a hog, I'd have my core2duo system at work running Gentoo and the Celeron running WinXP...but as it stands, the Celeron is more responsive =\

edit - sorry, no clue on what to advise...hopefully someone with more knowledge in USB switching will come along...

Last edited by rocket357; 04-06-2007 at 10:13 PM.
 
Old 04-06-2007, 10:20 PM   #3
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USB switches exist but you may be forced to mail order.
http://sewelldirect.com/usb/switches...FQi9VAoduQzW1Q
 
  


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