Set the same preferred printer in each driver. USB cable in from a G4 Mac. The laptop runs Windows XP and the desktop, Windows 7. I have a great PC home office with 2 machines networked to share my peripherals printer, scanner, DVD writer, etc. 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. Switch is powered by USB bus. It was glitchy intermittent malfunctions hooked to my Canon MP multi-function printer MFP and Tech Support at Iogear, although courteous, couldn’t solve the problem.
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We have learned to ignore the sqwaking, complaining computers and just let the printer gub2111 switch do its work! At times, I can just click print and it will go but a good amount of the time, I have to manually switch the printer software.
Couldn’t be more pleased. She used to e-mail hub211 files so I could print them for her. The 2-Port USB 2. Hooked up the automatic–the key word–Iogear printer sharing switch with the included USB cables.
The laptop runs Windows XP gu2b11 the desktop, Windows 7. Be the first to review this item. On the other hand, wife is a nurse and I faint at the sight of blood. Wife has a Mac yecch!
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. Unfortunately, the switch isn’t all that automatic. Switches computers automatically for each print job without delay. Set the same preferred printer in each driver. 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.
With the Iogear 2-port automatic switch, I could set up a printer cable just for her own use. 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. Software installation was easy.
USB cable in from a G4 Mac. However with one PC on win7 and the other running on vista, only the vista work. Best deal I could find on the net! Switch is powered by Hub211 bus. And this will apply to every user: I had first tried a manual two-way KVM, but was less than pleased. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anthony from Simplicity and value go great together!
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: The product did not deliver the advertised functions for me.
But wife needs to print and isn’t the most computer savvy. Just give a print command from either system, and everything works flawlessly.
GUB printer sharing switch will not auto switch
See any errors on this page? Nonetheless, still a better option than most and I still recommend this product. Discontinued Update Location close. The product works as advertised and automatically switches to accommodate printing requests.
It has gkb211 difficult to network these two computers with success being iffy and intermitent. LED lights for the computer currently printing.
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