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Archive for October 23rd, 2015

DYMO Drivers and Downloads for my LabelWriter 400; USB extender to get it connected to a VM under VMware ESXi

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/10/23

DYMO Drivers and Downloads has the Windows drivers for my LabelWriter 400:

I’ve had this LabelWriter for a long time, but I retired my physical Windows XP PCs a while ago so I needed to get it connected to a Windows VM on my ESXi rig.

The rig and printer are almost 10 metre apart (bruto distance through cable ducts) which is beyond the maximum USB distance of about 5 metre. A repeater or Active Cable can get around that limitation. Basically these repeaters are bus powered 1-port hubs. I already had good experience with a 5 metre extender combined with a 7-port external powered USB hub to connect the XP machines to some USB printers in the printer closet (a 5 metre USB cable sometimes would fail; the repeater always worked).

So I bought a 33ft 10M USB 2.0 A Male to A Female Active Extension / Repeater Cable, fed it through the cable ducts and added these devices to my VM:

Now I can print my 36mm x 89mm Dymo 99012 (or compatible) labels again (:


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