Nonetheless, still a better option than most and I still recommend this product. Unfortunately, the switch isn’t all that automatic. Rated 4 out of 5 by Jammy the Bammy from Just what the doctor ordered No more plugging and unplugging between your computers. 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. Switches computers automatically for each print job without delay.
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We have learned to ignore the sqwaking, complaining computers and just let the printer and switch do its work! Be the first to review this item.
Product | IOGEAR USB Printer Auto Sharing Switch GUB – switch – 2 ports
Most excellent and simplicity itself to install and it works as expected first time! The switch always works and was easy to install.
I had first tried a manual two-way KVM, but was less than pleased. When I connect it to two vista PC, it work great.
She used to e-mail me files so I could print them for her. You can even use it to share other USB devices when using manual switching. 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. Nonetheless, still a better option than most and I still recommend this product.
Set the same preferred printer in each driver.
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However with one PC on win7 and the other running on vista, only the vista work. But wife needs to print and isn’t the most computer savvy. And this will apply to every user: Software installation was easy. We live in a divided PC-Mac family. Rated 4 out of 5 by Jammy shariny Bammy from Just what the doctor ordered Unfortunately, the switch isn’t all that automatic. Simply send the print job and the switch automatically makes the swap for you.
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No Longer Available Update Location close. The 2-Port Shaging 2. It has been difficult to network these two computers with success being iffy and intermitent.
IOGEAR GUBW6 2-Port USB Printer Auto Sharing GUBW6 B&H
Hooked up the automatic–the key word–Iogear printer sharing switch with the included USB cables. 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: No more plugging and 20. between your computers. Switches computers automatically for each print job without delay. With the Iogear 2-port automatic switch, I could set up a printer cable just for her own use.
22.0 cable in from a G4 Mac.
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The laptop runs Windows XP and the desktop, Windows 7. On the other hand, wife is a nurse and I faint at the sight of blood. See any errors on this page?