Crossbar switch works great
If you have multiple computers and want to switch your USB devices between them, this is the right box. No special s/w required. you can switch any usb device to any computer, and switch multiple devices to a single computer. devices and computers can be a mix of usb 1.1 and 2.0 speeds. (But if you switch in a 1.1 device to a computer, the 2.0 devices on that computer will slow down.) I've used this to switch memory card readers. DVD writers, CD writers, and diskette drives. It is supposed to do printer sharing too but I haven't tried that. It even works in switching devices between windows and OS/2 systems -- should be fine for linux as well. It has lights to show with computers and which devices are powered on, and the device lights blink when traffic flows.
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