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IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch

B&H # IOSSPA2P MFR # GUB211
IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch

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The 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch from IOGEAR allows you to share a USB printer between 2 computers. It supports Windows and Mac OS, as well as multifunction printers. You can even use it to share other USB devices when using manual switching.

Automatically shares a printer between 2 computers
Can share any USB device via manual switching
LED indicator shows you which computer is connected to the device
Supports USB 2.0 transfer speeds
Max Computer Connections 2
PC Connectors 2x USB 2.0
Console Connectors 1x USB 2.0
Port Selection Automatic (Printers), Manual
Enclosure Plastic
System Requirements Windows XP (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit), 8 (32/64-bit) or Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.6.x
Power Requirements Bus-powered
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.75 x 0.75 x 1.75" (7 x 1.9 x 4.4cm)
Weight 0.2 lb (0.1kg)
IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch
  • 2 x 5' (1.5 m) USB A-B Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    IOGEAR2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch
     
    4.3

    (based on 45 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (27)
    • Small (25)
    • Reliable (18)
    • Fast (16)
    • Easy to use (6)

    Cons

    • Unreliable (5)

    Best Uses

    • Desktop (22)
    • Home (22)
    • Small networks (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • High bandwidth user (24), Low bandwidth user (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (23), Business (17)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Simplicity and value go great together!

    USB cable in from a G4 Mac. USB cable in from Windows XP PC (Both cables supplied) USB Cable into Epson R210 inkjet printer. Switch is powered by USB bus. Load small...Read complete review

    USB cable in from a G4 Mac. USB cable in from Windows XP PC (Both cables supplied) USB Cable into Epson R210 inkjet printer. Switch is powered by USB bus. Load small PC Driver, Download Mac one from IO Gear. Set the same preferred printer in each driver. Bingo! Switches computers automatically for each print job without delay. LED lights for the computer currently printing. Most excellent and simplicity itself to install and it works as expected first time!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works well--does the job

    I am using the 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch by Iogear to hook a desktop and laptop computer to a single HP All-in-one printer. The laptop runs Windows XP and the...Read complete review

    I am using the 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch by Iogear to hook a desktop and laptop computer to a single HP All-in-one printer. The laptop runs Windows XP and the desktop, Windows 7. It has been difficult to network these two computers with success being iffy and intermitent. The switch always works and was easy to install. 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. We have learned to ignore the sqwaking, complaining computers and just let the printer and switch do its work!

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    5.0

    Simple, effective, inexpensive solution

    By Ron the psychologist

    from Silver Spring, MD

    About Me Low bandwidth user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Inexpensive
    • Let Me Update Old Printer
    • Small

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Desktop
      • Smaller Networks

      Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

      My apartment building converted to an all-wi-fi set-up.I have 2 wi-fi ready computers and an older Canon all-in-one-printer that's not wi-fi. B&H suggested the GUB211 and it's proven to be the perfect sollution, essentially a USB version of an old phone line splitter. Easy to install and works like a charm.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Worked great for me

      By Campground

      from Cambria County, PA, USA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast
      • Quality Accessories
      • Reliable Performance
      • Sleek Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

          Desktop with XP (no wireless printer) is old but wanted to keep & print from. New laptop to share printer. Called support, to be sure, before install as instructed. Person told me to download software to both from IOGEAR site would function best. This was good info. Printer functioned on first attempt from both. Thank You

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Works great and easy to install !!!

          By dendylan

          from Staten Island, NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

              This computer printer Auto Sharing Switch works great and easy to install!!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Simple to use and it works!

              By Roy the Luddite

              from Mpls. MN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • All cables included
              • Easy To Install
              • Works perfect every time

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                  How can I share 1 hard wired printer between 2 printers? - This auto sharing switch worked perfect and it was easy to install.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  A nifty little device

                  By Tom

                  from Twin Cities, MN

                  About Me Low bandwidth user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast
                  • Small

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Desktop
                    • Home

                    Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                    Easily found in the online catalog....made my life a bit simpler while running a new iMac and an old Mac mini side by side i.e. It cuts down on the task of manipulating cords.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Good Little Switch

                    By tjcarter

                    from Mesa, AZ

                    About Me High bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reliable
                    • Small

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                        Works perfectly and the price is good too.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        1.0

                        Iogear Auto Switch

                        By Bob

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me High bandwidth user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Incompatible
                          • Unreliable

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                          This switch works fine on my Windows based PC but I can not get it to work on my wife's I-mac. It comes with with a mini CD wich can not be installed in her computer. I tried downloading the driver from their web site and it still doesn't work. I called custormer support and twice talked to the rudest individuals I have ever encountered.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          4.0

                          Excellent product

                          By dparla

                          from Greenacres, Florida

                          About Me High bandwidth user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Small

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Desktop
                            • Home

                            Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                            Easy to set up and works great. Thanks

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            its so fast and usefull

                            By dan

                            from md

                            About Me Low bandwidth user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Expanded
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast
                            • Reliable
                            • Small

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Desktop
                              • Home

                              Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                              i use it a lot it made my job much easier

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              4.0

                              As Advertised

                              By onodrim

                              from Virginia

                              About Me High bandwidth user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Small

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                                  We've connected to computers to one USB printer and we are getting automatic switching as advertised. Setups were not quite as simple as some other devices, but no problem for the average user.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  3.0

                                  Work well with vista but not win7

                                  By andrewchinttdi

                                  from Los Angeles CA

                                  About Me High bandwidth user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Fast
                                  • Small

                                  Cons

                                  • Unreliable

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Desktop

                                  Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                                  This printer auto share work well with windows vista but not windows 7. When I connect it to two vista PC, it work great. However with one PC on win7 and the other running on vista, only the vista work. win7 doesn't seem to recognize it and would not print. Anyway, I still got a very great deal from B&H Photo, [$] with free shipping. Best deal I could find on the net!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  4.0

                                  good value

                                  By andy_d

                                  from jersey city, nj

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                                  As I have one printer and two computers, this is a handy item to have. It also included the cables to connect to the PCs. All in all, a very good value for the money.

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                                  1.0

                                  won't work

                                  By jefferson ema

                                  from madison indiana

                                  About Me High bandwidth user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                                        tryed to hook to the computers and only one side worked

                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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                                        4.0

                                        Pretty slick product

                                        By Kev

                                        from Atlanta, Ga

                                        About Me High bandwidth user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Small

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Desktop
                                          • Home

                                          Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                                          I use this product to share a printer between two PC's on separate networks.
                                          It works well except that is gives me an false error message on most prints. Still works though.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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                                          3.0

                                          Good Idea

                                          By hi

                                          from Far Rockaway, NY

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                                                Makes things mildly more convenient. not working as i intended it to. i don't know if that is my fault or the product's. the service was great! showed up way before intended ship date.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • PC

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                                                5.0

                                                Works just fine

                                                By Dariodizanni

                                                from New York, NY

                                                About Me Semi Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy Setup
                                                • Easy To Use

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                                                    Easy to instal, works good, tiny and nice looking ;)

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Works Great, easy install.

                                                    By Vux

                                                    from Thomasville, GA

                                                    About Me Professional

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy Setup
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                                                        This site offered this product at the cheapest price [...]

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Business

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Great unit

                                                        By Compdr

                                                        from Boca Raton, Florida

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy Setup

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                                                            This was easy to install and now we can share one scanner between two workstations!

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Great Device - saved me a lot of headac

                                                            By Tx Auto

                                                            from Dallas TX

                                                            About Me Semi Professional

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Accurate Colors
                                                            • Easy Setup
                                                            • Easy To Use
                                                            • Great Overall Quality
                                                            • Reliable

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                                                                it is really help me with my 2 pc's and 1 printer, I don't need to move the cable all the time

                                                                • Primary use:
                                                                • Business

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                                                                1.0

                                                                Glitchy on my multi-function printer

                                                                By Brad12345678

                                                                from Portland, OR

                                                                About Me Enthusiast

                                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                                Pros

                                                                  Cons

                                                                  • Unreliable

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                    Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch:

                                                                    On the company website the description of the GUB211 is this: "IOGEAR's USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch enables two PCs and/ or Macs to easily share* one USB printer, multi-function printer, or USB device. No more plugging and unplugging between your computers. Simply send the print job and the switch automatically makes the swap for you."
                                                                    The product did not deliver the advertised functions for me. It was glitchy (intermittent malfunctions) hooked to my Canon MP610 multi-function printer (MFP) and Tech Support at Iogear, although courteous, couldn't solve the problem. And this will apply to every user: the so-called automatic switching is not automatic because it requires manually choosing a setting from a popup menu each time the alternate computer wants to print. That ain't automatic. (2 iMac dual core Intel computers, OS 10.6.8, Canon MP610 printer)

                                                                    • Primary use:
                                                                    • Personal

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