IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch

IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch

IOGEAR 2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch

B&H # IOGUB231 MFR # GUB231
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Product Highlights

  • Share One Printer with two Computers
  • Automatic Switching Between Computers
  • Switch-Lock Function
  • Bus-Powered
  • For Windows and Mac
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IOGEAR GUB231 overview

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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
UPC: 881317504807
In the Box
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
  • Table of Contents
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    IOGEAR GUB231 specs

    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)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 6.2 x 2.4"

    IOGEAR GUB231 reviews

    2-Port USB 2.0 Automatic Printer Switch is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable in Manual mode 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.
    Date published: 2011-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from this really works! 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!!!
    Date published: 2011-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product. Works as advertised! 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!
    Date published: 2011-01-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great right out of the box Using this hub to share a printer between 2 computers (pc laptop and iMac ) I haven't loaded the software yet for the automatic switch feature. We are just using it manually. It works great. I was looking for a cheap switch from a discount store and bought his from B&H and so glad I did. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a printer switch!
    Date published: 2015-06-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for 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.
    Date published: 2012-11-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from ioGear's false claim of automatic switching I bought the GUB231 in January, and have since struggled to get it seeing our HP LaserJet from both machines: our Windows 7 machine and our Mac OS X el Capitan machine. Today I got a wonderful tech at ioGear on the phone (Marco), who got the automatic feature working on the Win 7 PC, but couldn't on the Mac. Reason: the ioGear GUB231 won't support anything beyond OS X 10.9, despite ioGear's literature that says Mac 8.6 or greater. Requires OS X for USB 2.0 support. Marco advised getting the GUB211 (cheaper!) which only works with printers (the 231 works with other peripherals as well), but supports up to Yosemite (OS X 10.10), and downgrading el Capitan (OS X 10.11) to Yosemite. Why can't ioGear just provide an upgraded driver to live up to its advertised claim?!
    Date published: 2016-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Customer Sales Support 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!!!
    Date published: 2013-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes things easy 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.
    Date published: 2013-03-13
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