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: IOGEAR 2-Port USB Printer Auto Sharing Switch GUB (Black): Electronics
I have a great PC home office with 2 machines networked to share my peripherals printer, scanner, DVD writer, etc. It comes with a small CD not the standard sizeso if you have a slot-fed laptop, you might have to look for the software online.
No more plugging and unplugging between your computers. This is a great work around.
Showing of reviews. Please try again later. I’d down rate it about a half a star, if I could because it took multiple reboots to get the automatic function to work properly, BUT it works fine with my Canon MX all in one for all its functions, once set up.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jammy the Bammy from Just what the doctor ordered 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.
Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. So if you have another type of computer it may be okay, but if you want to use it with Windows Looks nice in the office although I have it tucked away.
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View Cart Proceed to checkout. Than I went online and read a bunch of reviews where I found that many other customers had the same issue too. I had first tried a manual two-way KVM, but was less than pleased. Gkb211 app seems to start with each reboot of the computer, so I haven’t had any problems with that.
You can even use it to share other USB devices when using manual switching. April 9th I’ve just changed my rating to four stars. It was glitchy intermittent malfunctions hooked to my Canon MP multi-function printer MFP and Tech Support at Iogear, although courteous, couldn’t solve the problem.
I saw mostly good reviews and ordered it, hoping that poor reviews involved operator error.
I 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. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Thank you for your feedback. See All Buying Options. I went through the IOGEAR troubleshooting checklist to make sure I had done everything correctly including making sure that the printer drivers were installed on both machines and the printer operated with a direct connection on both machines.
USB cable in from a G4 Mac. You have to manually switch the software on both computers to allow it to print. When I still got the printing error message, I used the IOGEAR support website and wrote an email, sharing complete info on the hardware involved and the problem.