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3850 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 17, 2010 3:55 PM by marcelete
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2010 1:29 PM (in response to Marty_B)Sharing USB devices between computers through a hub is not likely to work reliably: Any time you want to activate a device on one computer you'll have to be sure it's not active on the other. You can get a USB switch, similar to a KVM, that actually switches the device between one computer and another, and that should work independent of whether you're using a Mac or PC.G5, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2010 6:55 PM (in response to direwolf8)Thank you for the lead Direwolf, it felt like there might be a little more to it than just connecting to a hub. I just converted from PC about 8 months ago. Loving my macs!! A KVM switch I had not thought of that. I will look into. I read the wiki page and it seems like a kvm would replace the screen sharing feature the two machines can now use easy enough, only without using the cpu overhead to do it??? (i think is what I understood)
Does anyone have a model they are using and can recommend? (it's a jungle +out there+) I just did a quick search and found mostly kvm switches with 2-ports USB,. ... looking for seven, come on lucky seven! lol!
I will keep looking. In the mean time if readers have additional ideas, I will be very grateful! Cheers!MAC Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 2.66 x2, 12 GB
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2010 3:55 PM (in response to Marty_B)Hi,I have a similar problem, I want to remote control a yamaha01v96 (digital audio console) wirelessly and I need to share the usb connectivity so my mbp can "see" it attached to it. I´ve been doing this for over a year and a half using two notebooks running windows over a wifi ad-hoc network and a program that shares the usb device. now I want to doit using my mac and a kind of usb hub connected to a wifi router.
thanks !macbook pro 13,3 - 7.1, Mac OS X (10.6.3), love it