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USB Splitter / HUB?

USB Splitter / HUB?

USB Splitter / HUB?

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From my MFC-Brother printer I have a single USB cable that is running directly from the printer to my PC. It works fine.

I want to keep this existing line running to my PC but I also want to split this and also run another line to a USB port on my Netgear Wireless Router. This way I will have a line running from my printer to both my PC and a USB port on my router.

I purchased a 4 port USB hub but I have a feeling I purchased the wrong thing as it is not working as it should. I guess my question is - what is the difference between a HUB and a splitter? What should I get to accomplish what I mentioned above? Thanks

RE: USB Splitter / HUB?

You need a USB switch. Not a hub. like this

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