Cable problem.

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  1. denfoote

    denfoote MENACE

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    I have a USB cable problem!!!

    I'm trying to connect my USB printer to the USB port on my DSL modem.

    Problem is that both are B connections!!!

    I've been going NUTS looking for B/B USB cable!!

    I need either that, or a B in to B out USB hub!!!

    Where do I begin to look!!

    Anybody know of anyone who makes the cable??

    I need 16 feet of the stuff!!!
     
  2. IndyGunFreak

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  3. squidville_1975

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    Are you talking about your modem or a router. The USB connection on your modem is for connecting your computer to the modem via USB instead of ethernet. I don't think it will work if you're trying to connect a "network" printer there.
     
  4. IndyGunFreak

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    You know what, I think you're absolutely correct. Some modems act as a hub also, but you might be on to something there.
     
  5. denfoote

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    My modem also acts as a router and, yes, I have a perfectly good, functioning network and a HP 4110 all-in one printer that I want to set up as a network device.

    My modem is a 2-wire 2701HG-D DSL modem.
     
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    Some modems have wireless function built in (I'm assuming that's what yours is). If you only have one ethernet and one USB port in your modem, you cannot network a printer there.
     
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    Ditto+++ Don't do it! :shocked:
     
  8. denfoote

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    Why??
    According to my understanding of the USB standard, I should be able to!!

    The modem should recognize the printer!!!

    Again.
    Why???

    If my logic is faulty, then somebody suggest a different course of action.
    I have three computers on a DSL LAN that I want to share a printer with.
    How do I accomplish this feat??
     
  9. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

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    Type A plugs always face upstream. Type A sockets will typically find themselves on hosts and hubs ... for example type A sockets are common on computer main boards and hubs ... Type B plugs are always connected downstream and consequently type B sockets are found on devices.