When I connect it to two vista PC, it work great. It also came with the USB-to-printer cables I needed to hook it into the printer, which was nice. So I bought this against my better judgement after reading the negative reviews and just as I suspected, it does not work 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. You can even use it to share other USB devices when using manual switching. See any errors on this page?
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IOGEAR GUB 2-port USB Printer Auto Sharing at
I saw mostly good reviews and ordered it, hoping that poor reviews involved operator error. 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 gub11 really is.
Thank you for your feedback. No more plugging and unplugging between your computers. We Connect Tomorrow, Today! It took about 10 minutes ioear the other computer to be able to print after having printed from the first computer.
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Product information Product Dimensions 8. Wife has a Mac yecch! 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. Couldn’t be more pleased.
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With the Iogear 2-port automatic switch, I could set up a printer cable just for her own use. I would either get a your printer is offline message or nothing at all.
Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. I should have tested it first before wasting my gub121 running all the cables behind the walls and behind desks. Hooked up the automatic–the key word–Iogear printer sharing switch with the included USB cables.
Switch is powered by USB bus. View Cart Proceed to checkout. Simply send the print job and the switch automatically makes the swap for you.
You have to manually switch the software on both computers to allow it to print. USB cable in from a G4 Mac. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anthony from Simplicity and value go great together!
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But wife needs to print and isn’t the most computer savvy. Sorry, we’re having trouble showing recommendations right now.
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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. No more plugging and unplugging between your computers. Although the device would switch to this computer, the printer sent a printing error and wouldn’t print from that machine.
Otherwise these reviews would not be so common.