Re: OT: Using a USB hub with 3 computers, 1 printer, 1 external drive (for backup for any of the three PCs)
Well, OK, yeah. It is not entirely impossible. Few things are.
On 6/5/2020 10:13 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Fri, Jun 05, 2020 at 09:52:34AM -0500, Leslie Rhorer wrote:
As already mentioned, this simply will not work.
As already mentioned in this thread, this isn't strictly true.
There is USB "on the go" (aka OTG ); this has even a protocol
to switch masters. That makes sense for mobile devices, which
have to play slave when being attached to a computer (sync and
things) and have to play master when stuffing a storage stick
But at any time there can only be one master on an USB tree.
And the hardware has to play along.
Why are you
wanting to employ USB Ethernet / TCPIP is the way to go. Make the
external drive a NAS, and you are good to go. Many NAS systems
support printer sharing, or you can roll your own.
USB is no replacement for networking, no.