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  1.    01 Apr 2017 #11
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    TV2, yes my MB mfgr had a new update last year for the USB controller and I installed it........but no change.

    Now in the next day I'll follow your suggestion and delete all those entrees NOT USB 3.0 but none now say 2.0 definitely.

    Many thanks for the help.
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  2.    02 Apr 2017 #12
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Enterprise

    Another option would be a USB print server. Then you can put it on the network and everyone can/could print to it.
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  3.    02 Apr 2017 #13
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    windows 10 64 bit
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    Could you explain a USB print server to me please?
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  4.    02 Apr 2017 #14

    Quote Originally Posted by mendopaul View Post
    Could you explain a USB print server to me please?
    It's a box you connect to your LAN , you connect your USB printer to the box and everyone prints to the box which then sends the job to your USB Printer...

    For example... TP-Link TL-PS110U USB to Ethernet Print Server - Ebuyer
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  5.    02 Apr 2017 #15
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Enterprise

    If you go USB print server...just make sure you get one that is USB 2.0 so your printer will work. Such as this one:

    https://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-1-Port.../dp/B000FW60FW

    Let us know what you decide to do.
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  6.    02 Apr 2017 #16
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Many thanks! that's a good one but my second choice due to the rather remote location of printers from ethernet connection and my computer. But it definitely is an option for me once I've tried the more convenient option of a dedicated usb card in my computer.
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  7.    10 Apr 2017 #17
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Tried USB 2.0 card


    Well, my saga goes on. I've purchased an adapter card and connected it to the USB 2.0 headers on my ASUS MB but still no signal to the printer............."printer is in error state". So I've sent for a PCI connected card to plug into my MB for USB 2.0 and I'll report in a couple of days how that went. (It's discouraging to contemplate throwing out a perfectly good label printer because of some glitch in windows 10) That's what I think is the problem, something now in the latest update of Win 10 that has interfered with backward compatibility of USB 3.0. I've read in other posts where a man had trouble with a brand new Brother label printer for the same USB reason.....but he blamed the printer model age as being too old for latest USB specs.
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  8.    11 Apr 2017 #18
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    Windows 10 x64 v1703

    Skimmed and wasn't certain: have you checked for BIOS update for your board?
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  9.    11 Apr 2017 #19
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    BIOS is current


    Thanks for the thought. The BIOS is current in my MB but I found a new chipset driver set and just installed it. No fast change however. Maybe I've got to reinstall the printer once again? Also, MS just updated Win 10 again a moment ago.......those updates scare me......disappearing apps, unexplained changes, etc.
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