Printers

Printer repair questions? Ask IT technicians for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Would like to have my Epson Inkjet printer hooked up to my…

Customer Question
Would like to have my...
Would like to have my Epson Inkjet printer hooked up to my three computers. 2 of the computers use Windows 7, and the third uses XP. Should I get some sort of switch box or can the three computers be networked so they can share the printer?
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Printers
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Printers Question
Answered in 10 minutes by:
5/21/2015
Technician: Viet - Printer Tech, Printer Technician replied 3 years ago
Viet - Printer Tech
Viet - Printer Tech, Printer Technician
Category: Printers
Satisfied Customers: 41,181
Experience: Troubleshoot printers, scanners, etc.
Verified
Hi,
Since this printer does not have network feature, so you can either connect the printer to one computer, then share it:
https://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/cx38__/cx38__ug/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm
; see section "Setting Up Network Printing"
For windows 7:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/share-printer#1TC=windows-7
Or get a USB 4-port switch:
http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F1U200V-4-Port-USB-Switch/dp/B000EJUCVE
http://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-4-Port-Automatic-Printer-GUB431/dp/B0036Z322Y/
Thank you.
Ask Your Own Printers Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Viet - Printer Tech Your Own Question
Viet - Printer Tech
Viet - Printer Tech
Viet - Printer Tech, Printer Technician
Category: Printers
Satisfied Customers: 41,181
41,181 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Troubleshoot printers, scanners, etc.

Viet - Printer Tech is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Shefin

Shefin

Printer and Office Equip. Specialist

3,882 satisfied customers

Working as tech support specialist with a worldwide computer manufacturer.

Russell H.

Russell H.

Printer and Office Tech

3,420 satisfied customers

11+ yrs experience, inkjets & lasers, from huge to portable

Andy

Andy

Elec & Comp pro

2,717 satisfied customers

11yr exp, Comp Engg, Internet expert, Web developer, SEO

Bernie

Bernie

Printer Technician

1,997 satisfied customers

6+ years experience, Microsoft MCDST/CompTia A+ Certified

Sudipto

Sudipto

Engineer

1,172 satisfied customers

DIploma in Computer Hardware

Md. Sadique

Md. Sadique

Engineer

1,131 satisfied customers

Electronics engineer with 7+ years of experience in repairing office equipments & printers

Handy--Andy

Handy--Andy

Technical

957 satisfied customers

Helpdesk

< Previous | Next >

Related Printers Questions
I am trying to set a new EPSON Printer WORKFORCE Pro
I am trying to set a new EPSON Printer WORKFORCE Pro WF-4720 … read more
ChrisC
ChrisC
PC Technician
Associate Degree
661 satisfied customers
Tonight it starting printing to file. I can not print at
tonight it starting printing to file. I can not print at all … read more
IT Miro
IT Miro
Studying for Masters Degree in IT
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
200 satisfied customers
I have had my Brother MFC-J485DW printer for about three
I have had my Brother MFC-J485DW printer for about three months and still can't print from it. It is a wireless printer. I did as the instructions said and the printer said that installation is comple… read more
Viet - Printer Tech
Viet - Printer Tech
Printer Technician
Bachelor's Degree
41,181 satisfied customers
What is the best way to store a color printer that is only
What is the best way to store a color printer that is only used once a month or so? Should I take the ink out and store it, and if I do won't the ink in the printer heads dry out?… read more
Sudipto
Sudipto
Engineer
High School or GED
1,172 satisfied customers
I am unable to configure my MG5420 printer to print wireless
I am unable to configure my MG5420 printer to print wireless from my iphone & iPad. … read more
Ashik
Ashik
Master\u0027s Degree
5,101 satisfied customers
We have a Visual Foxpro 9 application running on our network.
We have a Visual Foxpro 9 application running on our network. We used to have a Windows 2000 box sitting in a corner that had a network printer shared. We printed our reports to the shared printer on … read more
routeranger
routeranger
Network Security Consultant
31 satisfied customers
Hi, I am trying to print from an older xp laptop connected
Hi, I am trying to print from an older xp laptop connected to my home network. I can share files. My Canon mp160 printer is connected by cable to a new Dell Windows 7 64bit laptop, also on the network… read more
spoonz123
spoonz123
Company director/Engineer
City & Guilds 224
1 satisfied customers
We have an Oki Microline 320 which has been in use for several
We have an Oki Microline 320 which has been in use for several years to print accounts reports from Sage Line 50. System was Server 2003, but just replaced with Windows server 2012 and the 2 x XP Pro … read more
robert
robert
Bachelor's Degree
2,594 satisfied customers
How do i connect 3 USB printers to my home network using Windows
How do i connect 3 USB printers to my home network using Windows 7 and Vista so that all 3 desktops plus 2 laptops can choose either printer to print to. This is needed because the printers are used b… read more
Russell H.
Russell H.
Printer and Office Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,420 satisfied customers
I purchashed a printer (EPSON) for my summer beach home, when
I purchashed a printer (EPSON) for my summer beach home, when I returned home yesterday, my Canon printor will not work from my Computor, WHAT HAVE I DONE !!!!… read more
Bernie
Bernie
Printer Technician
Bachelor's Degree
1,997 satisfied customers
Have a 2 way printer switch cable. This seems to interfer
Have a 2 way printer switch cable. This seems to interfer with my computer recognising the scanner. It just comes up blank on paperport which I use the most and just freezes when using the other scann… read more
Russell H.
Russell H.
Printer and Office Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,420 satisfied customers
I have a hp photosmart 2610 and have lost the windows cd to
I have a hp photosmart 2610 and have lost the windows cd to download to my computer. I have tried the hp download in windows but the photosmart 2610 is not one of the options. Do I need to order the w… read more
Bernie
Bernie
Printer Technician
Bachelor's Degree
1,997 satisfied customers
I have a HP Officejet 4315 printer connected to a HP Windows
I have a HP Officejet 4315 printer connected to a HP Windows XP Computer. This printer is shared. I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7. I have been using this shared printer for 6+ months. A coup… read more
robert
robert
Bachelor's Degree
2,594 satisfied customers
I have two PC set up in my office at home and want to run one
I have two PC set up in my office at home and want to run one printer. How can I do this with only one connection on the printer?… read more
Freddy M.
Freddy M.
IT Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
135 satisfied customers
I have an Epson Stylus Photo 960 connected with a printer cable
I have an Epson Stylus Photo 960 connected with a printer cable (not USB) to a XP machine. I got a new Windows 7 64 bit laptop and I cannot set a wireless connection to the printer because I cannot ge… read more
Russell H.
Russell H.
Printer and Office Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,420 satisfied customers
Dear Samsung experts, Ive just bought a Samsung CLP-310 series
Dear XXXXXsung experts, I've just bought a Samsung CLP-310 series printer. I have Windows XP and it's working find for me BUT, I also share my printer with my husband who is on Windows 7. We had an ep… read more
Benimur
Benimur
Senior Technician
Associate Degree
13 satisfied customers
I have a laptop and want to know the best way to connect my
I have a laptop and want to know the best way to connect my printer wirerlessly my laptop is about 2 years old I run my internet wi fi can i run printer the same?… read more
Jordan H
Jordan H
Associate Degree
92 satisfied customers
I installed a new Epson printer & its software, PRINT CD. The
I installed a new Epson printer & its software, PRINT CD. The printer & software work fine, until I go to print. In PRINT CD, when I click the 'Print' icon, the cursor changes to an hourglass, & the p… read more
Carl Poersch
Carl Poersch
Sr. Network Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
755 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x