Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. It has been difficult to network these two computers with success being iffy and intermitent. No Longer Available Update Location close. Sorry, we’re having trouble showing recommendations right now. My husband bought this to use the printer with his computer instead of always getting on mine to print stuff. Customers also shopped for.
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The two LEDs indicate which one of the inputs was last manually set by the software switchbut has nothing to do with which computer will be able to print as the LED changes momentarily while printing, if needed. Most excellent and simplicity itself to install and it works as expected first time! Best Selling in Network Hubs See all. The app seems to start with each reboot of the computer, so I haven’t had any problems with that.
IOGEAR USB Printer Auto Sharing Switch GUB – switch – 2 ports | eBay
Good Printer Sharing Unit My only issue with this unit is that it is not, at least for me, an “automatically switching unit”. I would say that the folks that sell this product have to know that it is just junk and continue to sell it. Couldn’t be more pleased. And this will apply to every user: Haven’t tried the fax function through the switch, but the scan function did work with no problem to the default computer.
Product | IOGEAR USB Printer Auto Sharing Switch GUB – switch – 2 ports
I hooked it up and one green prknter on one side turned on but the other side would not light up and neither side would print. 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.
You can even use it to share other USB devices when using manual switching. I have a great PC home office with 2 machines networked to share my peripherals printer, scanner, DVD writer, etc. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. My only issue with this unit is that it is not, at least for me, an “automatically switching unit”.
Wharing want scanner capability more than I need the ability to switch between PCs, so I’ll just do it the old fashioned way and swap the USB cable between PC’s instead of using a switch. Within two hours or less I got an response saying: But wife needs to print and isn’t the most computer savvy. Save on Network Hubs Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.
Share your thoughts with other customers. I find that I have to tell the printeer driver to manually switch from one computer to the other. On the other hand, wife is a nurse and I faint at the sight of blood. It was glitchy intermittent malfunctions hooked to my Canon MP multi-function printer MFP and Tech Shaging at Iogear, although courteous, couldn’t solve the problem.
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The only drawback is that he has to log off the printer access before I can print. She used to e-mail me files so I could print them for her.
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I had previously purchased the older IOGEAR port that kind of looks like a horseshoe, and it would only work manually. Switch is powered by USB bus. I have used Iogear switches for years and they work fine. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
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