Switch is powered by USB bus. Wife has a Mac yecch! Perhaps because of the two different operating systems, the XP laptop gives an audible alert sound when the desktop computer is printing and on occassion, the Windows 7 machine puts up a message saying the printer is not connected when it really is. Best deal I could find on the net! The 2-Port USB 2.
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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. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Hooked up the automatic–the key word–Iogear printer sharing switch with the included USB cables.
Product | IOGEAR USB Printer Auto Sharing Switch GUB – switch – 2 ports
Update Unrecognized Zip Code. However with one PC on win7 and the other running on vista, only the vista work. The product works as advertised and automatically switches to accommodate printing requests. Be the first to review this item. We have learned to ignore the sqwaking, complaining computers and just let the printer and switch do its work!
IOGEAR – GUB – 2-Port USB Automatic Printer Switch
Simply send the print job and the switch automatically makes the swap for you. I have a great PC home office with 2 machines networked to share my peripherals printer, scanner, DVD writer, etc.
Unfortunately, the switch isn’t all that automatic. Switch is powered by USB bus. Couldn’t be more pleased. On the other hand, wife is a nurse and I faint at the sight of blood. The laptop runs Windows XP and the desktop, Windows 7.
We live in a divided PC-Mac family. It has been difficult to network these two computers with success being iffy and intermitent.
Most excellent and simplicity itself to install and it works as expected first time! See any errors on this page? At times, I can just click print and it will go but a good amount of the time, I have to manually switch the printer software. No more plugging and unplugging between your computers. Best deal I could find on the net! Rated 1 out of 5 by Switcn from Glitchy on my multi-function printer On the company website the description of the GUB is this: She used to e-mail me files shafing I could print them for her.
Software installation was easy. Rated 4 out of 5 by Jammy the Bammy from Just what the doctor ordered No Longer Available Update Location close. Set the same preferred printer in each driver.
Perhaps because ioear the two different operating systems, the XP laptop gives an audible alert sound when the desktop computer is printing and on occassion, the Windows 7 machine puts up a message saying the printer is not connected when it really is.
Rated 3 out of 5 by andrewchinttdi from Work well with vista but not win7 This printer auto share work well with windows vista but not windows 7. Just give a print command from either system, and everything works flawlessly.
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You can even use it to share other USB devices when using manual switching. USB cable in from a G4 Mac. Nonetheless, still a better option than most and I ioyear recommend this product.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anthony from Simplicity and value go great together! But wife needs to print and isn’t the most computer savvy.