I want to share a printer to two computers sitting next to each other. Now I plug in the USB printer cable when one wants to print. Is there a cheap and better solution which allows two computers to access this printer (maybe not at the same time)?
I know that I can buy a new router with print-server capability but I already have a working wireless router-modem. My friend told me too that I can just plug the printer in one machine and share it over network, but then I have to boot that PC up before the other can access the printer. That's a little bit inconvenient to me.
Then I came up with this solution by myself. A normal USB hub has one plug and many receptacles. Instead I want the exact reverse, (at least) one receptacle for my printer and many plugs for many computers, but I have found none of such thing in any stores. Have you seen one?
Can you think of other solutions? Thanks.