You can even use it to share other USB devices when using manual switching. It has been difficult to network these two computers with success being iffy and intermitent. Switches computers automatically for each print job without delay. Simply send the print job and the switch automatically makes the swap for you. With the Iogear 2-port automatic switch, I could set up a printer cable just for her own use.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by Jammy the Bammy from Just what the doctor ordered The product works as advertised and automatically switches to accommodate printing requests.
Switches computers automatically for each print job without delay. When I connect it to two vista PC, it work great. Just give a print command from either system, and everything works flawlessly.
The product did not deliver the advertised functions for me.
Best deal I could find on the net! Rated 1 out of 5 by Brad from Glitchy on my multi-function printer On the company website the description of the GUB is this: You can even use it to share other USB devices when using manual switching.
Switch is powered by USB bus. Be the first to review this item. The laptop runs Windows XP and the desktop, Windows 7.
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. I have a great PC home office with 2 machines networked to share my peripherals printer, scanner, DVD writer, etc. On the other hand, wife is a nurse and I faint at the sight of blood.
Software installation was easy. The 2-Port USB 2.
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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. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Wife has a Mac yecch!
I had first tried a manual two-way KVM, but was less than pleased. It was glitchy intermittent malfunctions hooked to my Canon Gubb211 multi-function printer MFP and Tech Support at Iogear, although courteous, couldn’t solve the problem.
We have learned to ignore the sqwaking, complaining computers and just let the printer and switch do its work!
Discontinued Update Location close. Simply send the print job and the switch automatically makes the swap for you. We live in a divided PC-Mac family. Unfortunately, the gub211 isn’t all that automatic. Most excellent and simplicity itself to install and it works as expected first time! 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. She used to e-mail me files so I could print them for her. Hooked up the automatic–the key word–Iogear printer sharing switch with the included USB cables.
But wife needs to print and isn’t the most computer savvy. USB cable in from a G4 Mac. Set the same preferred printer in each driver.
Update Unrecognized Zip Code. No more plugging and unplugging between your computers.