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IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch

B&H # IOGUB231 MFR # GUB231
IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch

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  • Share One Printer with two Computers
  • Automatic Switching Between Computers
  • Switch-Lock Function
  • Bus-Powered
  • For Windows and Mac
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IOGEAR's 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch enables two PCs and / or Macs to easily share one USB printer, multi-function printer, or other USB device. This switch eliminates the need to plug and unplug devices between computers. Simply send the print job and the switch automatically makes the swap for you.

Automatic switch function is software based and only available with a USB printer or the printer function of a multi-function printer. For connecting and using other types of USB devices, you can switch by using the push-button on the USB switch or with the included software.

Automatically switch from one computer to another when connecting to a USB printer or multi-function printer
Simply press a button to switch a USB device between computers. No software installation is required
USB 2.0 support with a data transfer rate up to 480Mbps and USB 1.1 backward compatible
Active-port LED indicators to show which computer has USB access
Switch-lock function prevents other users from switching the USB device and ensures data access consistency
Bus Powered - No external power supply needed
3-year manufacturer's warranty
System Requirements Windows XP (32-bit) SP3, Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8
Mac OS X 10.3.5 or later
Available USB port (USB 2.0 port for High-Speed mode)
Connectors 1 x USB Type A
1 x USB Type B
Power Supply USB Bus
Status Indicator LEDs:
Port status: Green (online), Orange (locked)
Host status: Orange (online)
Operating Temperature 41 - 104°F (5° - 40°C)
Operating Humidity 0 - 80%
Power Consumption DC 5V, 2.5W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.5 x 2.8 x 1.0" (6.4 x 7.1 x 2.5cm)
Weight 1.6 oz (45.5 g)
IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch
  • USB A-B Cable (6')
  • Application CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Registration / Warranty Card
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    by PowerReviews
    IOGEAR2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch
     
    4.9

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (14)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Fast (9)
    • Small (7)
    • Highly compatible (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Desktop (6)
      • Home (6)
      • Inkjet printers (4)
      • Smaller networks (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (9), Low bandwidth user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (10), Business (7)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (8)

      Reviewed by 19 customers

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      5.0

      Great gadget!

      By Berries

      from Queens, New York

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Desktop
        • Laptop

        Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

        This printer switch is very easy to set up and use! It saves having to buy a new printer if you have one that is not wireless like your laptop.

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

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        5.0

        excellent choice just what I needed

        By Jack

        from la

        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 Automatic Printer Switch:

          exactky what was needed after adding a new computer to the office and still using the existing. this splitter/switch resolved printing issues

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

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          5.0

          Great and Inexpensive switcher

          By John G

          from Ohio

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install And Use
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Small

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere You Need It
          • Desktop
          • Home

          Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

          Works easily and automatically switches from each computer when they are turned on. Also can be switched manually if needed. Very happy with it.

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

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          5.0

          2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch

          By Harvey

          from Massachusetts

          About Me Low bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Desktop
            • Home
            • Smaller Networks

            Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

            The switch works great. I just press one button to switch my printer from one computer to another.

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

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            5.0

            Awesome Customer Sales Support

            By cparkdan

            from Albany, NY

            About Me Low bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Reliable
            • Small

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

                I was looking for an inexpensive solution to plug in 2 computers to one printer, without being wireless. Works with Windows 8 and Windows XP. This works perfectly, was cheap and got to me in less than 24 hours!!!

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

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                5.0

                makes things easy

                By Sean Henry Rodeo Photography

                from Moriarty, NM

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Reliable
                • Small

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Desktop
                  • Home
                  • Larger Networks
                  • Rack Mounted
                  • Smaller Networks

                  Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

                  I am a rodeo photographer and print on site. Currently I have 2 computers and 3 printers. The automatic printer switch is essential if you are running multiple printers and computers.

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

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                  4.0

                  Exactly what I was looking for

                  By Lottery Andrew

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me High bandwidth user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast
                  • Reliable
                  • Small

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

                      I bought this for a client of ours that we built two servers in a rack with 1 printer. This device made it very easy for us to have a manual button(desired) that switched between servers for the printer. Since it is used in such a secure way we were unable to go the workgroup or network route so this was the perfect solution. I will buy again.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Linux

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                      5.0

                      Simple wired printing from 2 PCs

                      By picky_shopper

                      from Reno, NV

                      About Me High bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Small

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Smaller Networks

                        Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

                        2 computers printing to same USB printer

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

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                        4.0

                        The solution!

                        By Paul

                        from Spokane, WA

                        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 Automatic Printer Switch:

                          I'm using this unit to connect my Canon i9900 photo printer to a Win7 desktop and a Win XP-3 desktop. Both automatically detected the switch and seamlessly connected to the printer.

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

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                          5.0

                          Works as Expected

                          By Robo

                          from Bay Area, CA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

                          Was looking for a manual switch and this function works. Didn't test automated switching.

                          Robert

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                          5.0

                          Reliable in Manual mode

                          By Places7

                          from Irvine, CA

                          About Me Semi Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Setup
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

                              This switch can be configured as manual or automatic. Appropriately plugging in the cables would give you a manual installation completed. A pair of lights on the switch indicates which computer is connected. Of course this configuration is solid and very reliable. Then when have some time to play with the computers,one can install the software on both computer to make switch to connect the printers automatically.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              this really works!

                              By misterZ3

                              from san rafael ,ca

                              About Me Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy Setup
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

                                  i have a laserjet printer that i wanted to share with a mac and a pc. I had my doubts but figured for the small price it would be no big deal if it did not work. To my surprise it works seamlessly... worth the money!!!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  It Works

                                  By Beth

                                  from South Carolina

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Inkjet Printers

                                    Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

                                    I use to share a printer with a Mac Pro & a PC. I did not load drivers, just use manually & it works perfect.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    5.0

                                    2-port IOGEAR switch

                                    By Bill

                                    from red bud, il

                                    About Me High bandwidth user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

                                          works great

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          works great

                                          By JLD

                                          from VA

                                          About Me Low bandwidth user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Highly Compatible

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Inkjet Printers

                                            Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

                                            Use to hook two computors to one printer

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            5.0

                                            Excellent Product

                                            By Bob P

                                            from Brandon, FL

                                            About Me High bandwidth user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Fast
                                            • Highly Compatible
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Inkjet Printers

                                              Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

                                              I am using the product to connect my windows XP laptop and my Windowsv 7 Computer to my HP 8500A all in one printer and it works as advertised.
                                              Easy to install and use.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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                                              5.0

                                              Amazing product. Works as advertised!

                                              By artsvdo

                                              from Visalia, CA

                                              About Me High bandwidth user

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Fast
                                              • Highly Compatible
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Inkjet Printers
                                                • Primera Bravo XR Publishe

                                                Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

                                                Since I don't have my Primera Bravo XR on the network and I couldn't afford getting the Primera Networking software, I wondered if this USB switch would be a way to share the Bravo XR between a Windows XP and a MacPro computer. It works flawlessly! I am so grateful for B&H Photo having this in stock! Especially with the ability to switch within the OS of the computer you want to have using the device is what sold me on this!

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business

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                                                5.0

                                                Easy switcher

                                                By CC

                                                from Bluffton, SC

                                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Set Up
                                                • Fast
                                                • Highly Compatible
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                • None

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Small Office

                                                Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

                                                Use to switch printer between iMAC and PC.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

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                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch

                                                By Retired in Montgomery

                                                from Montgomery, AL

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Comments about IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch:

                                                Works great. Installed software on two pc's and hooked two pc's to one printer in less than five minutes.

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