No more plugging and unplugging between your computers. Best Selling in Network Hubs See all. We live in a divided PC-Mac family. I have a great PC home office with 2 machines networked to share my peripherals printer, scanner, DVD writer, etc. The laptop runs Windows XP and the desktop, Windows 7.
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GUB printer sharing switch will not auto switch
LED lights for the computer currently printing. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anthony from Simplicity and value go great together! No more plugging and unplugging between your computers. Unfortunately, the switch isn’t all that automatic. You can even use it to share other USB devices when using manual switching.
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Apple Prinyer X Otherwise working as intended. I find that I have to tell the software driver to manually switch from one computer to the other.
With the Iogear switch in place, my need for the printer at one or the other of the two PC’s is a transparent operation. See any errors on this page? Good for Intended use After initial setup issues the unit worked just fine. It has been difficult to network these two computers with success being iffy prinrer intermitent. Not terribly inconvenient, just not what I expected it to do with the word “auto” in the description.
Nonetheless, still a better option than most and I still recommend this product. The 2-Port USB 2.
And this will apply to every user: I have a great PC home office with 2 machines networked to share my peripherals printer, scanner, DVD writer, etc.
Set the same preferred printer in each driver. I had first tried a manual two-way KVM, but was less than pleased.
After initial setup issues the unit worked just fine. When I connect it to two vista PC, it work great. At guub211, I can just click print and it will go but a good amount of the time, I have to manually switch the printer software. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Needs a clearer set of instructions for setup though.
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Simply send the print job and the switch automatically makes the swap for you. Switch is powered by USB bus. Show More Show Less.
However with one PC on win7 and the other running on vista, only the vista work. Most excellent and simplicity itself to install and it works as expected first time! USB cable in from a G4 Mac. Simply send the print job and the switch automatically makes the swap for you. Hooked up the automatic–the key word–Iogear printer sharing switch with the included USB cables. Couldn’t be more pleased.
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Be the first to review this item. The switch always works and was easy to install. No more plugging and unplugging between your computers.