When I connect it to two vista PC, it work great. Couldn’t be more pleased. Simply send the print job and the switch automatically makes the swap for you. It supports Windows and Mac OS, as well as multifunction printers. 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. 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: The switch always works and was easy to install.
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She used to e-mail me files so I could print them for her. Switches computers automatically for each print job without delay.
Product | IOGEAR USB Printer Auto Sharing Switch GUB – switch – 2 ports
The product did not deliver the advertised functions for me. Switch is powered by USB bus. Perhaps because of the two different operating systems, the XP laptop gives an prihter 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 4 out of 5 by Jammy the Bammy from Just what the doctor ordered No Longer Available Update Location close.
LED lights for the computer currently printing. It supports Windows and Mac OS, as well as multifunction printers. It has been difficult to network these two computers with success being iffy and intermitent. The 2-Port USB 2.
2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch
Nonetheless, still a better option than most and I still recommend this product. When I connect it to two vista PC, it work great.
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Most excellent and simplicity itself to install and it works as expected first time! Unfortunately, the switch isn’t all that automatic. With the Iogear 2-port automatic switch, I could set up a printer cable just for her own use.
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Iogsar more plugging and unplugging between your computers. 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.
Be the first to review saitch item. The laptop runs Windows XP and the desktop, Windows 7. The product works as advertised and automatically switches to accommodate printing requests.
On the other hand, wife is a nurse and I faint at the sight of blood. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. However with one PC on win7 and the other running on vista, only the vista work. Couldn’t be more pleased.
Ubs can even use it to share other USB devices when using manual switching. 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. 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.
We have learned to ignore the sqwaking, complaining computers and just let the printer and switch do its work!
IOGEAR Gub211 2-port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch
The switch always works and was easy to install. But wife needs auo print and isn’t the most computer savvy. I have a great PC home office with 2 machines networked to share my peripherals printer, scanner, DVD writer, etc. USB cable in from a G4 Mac. Best deal I could find on the net!