IOGEAR USB 2.0 Peripherals Sharing Switch - GUB201

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4.7
Overall Satisfaction
4.9
Value
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Performance

I am using this as a switch for my printer/scanner combo. I have an Apple airport express which I have set up to allow me to print wirelessly from my laptop. However, I can't use the scanner functionality wirelessly. Rather than having to plug in and unplug USB cables any time I want to scan, I got this device. It works very well. I just have one of the input cables coming from the airport express. The other input I plug into my laptop if I want to do any scanning. I have the output running to the printer/scanner combo. Now to scan all I have to do is push the button on the device to switch from one input to the other and I have a direct link from my Mac to the printer/scanner. For something this basic, I had hoped it would cost a little less, but it works well. A few times, it's not switched ports when I've wanted it to. I believe this is because it won't if there's activity on the USB port you're trying to switch to. A slight annoyance, not sure if there'd be any negative effect if it allowed you to switch in such a situation. This is the only disadvantage to using it with a Mac, as the included software which allows you more control over the swtiching only works on PC, and why I gave it a 4 rating instead of 5.

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It truly is Plug and Play. Switches between my Desktop PC and MacBook Pro no problem. Supports all functions of the Multifunction Printer it is hooked up to.

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Switch for Printer

on 2/17/2007

I am using this as a switch for my printer/scanner combo. I have an Apple airport express which I have set up to allow me to print wirelessly from my laptop. However, I can't use the scanner functionality wirelessly. Rather than having to plug in and unplug USB cables any time I want to scan, I got this device. It works very well. I just have one of the input cables coming from the airport express. The other input I plug into my laptop if I want to do any scanning. I have the output running to the printer/scanner combo. Now to scan all I have to do is push the button on the device to switch from one input to the other and I have a direct link from my Mac to the printer/scanner. For something this basic, I had hoped it would cost a little less, but it works well. A few times, it's not switched ports when I've wanted it to. I believe this is because it won't if there's activity on the USB port you're trying to switch to. A slight annoyance, not sure if there'd be any negative effect if it allowed you to switch in such a situation. This is the only disadvantage to using it with a Mac, as the included software which allows you more control over the swtiching only works on PC, and why I gave it a 4 rating instead of 5.

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Gets The Job Done

on 4/23/2007

Why bother with a print server if you only need to share one printer with two computers? I have two computers and one laser printer. I print from one computer or the other, never both at once. This device works just fine. Easy to set up and to use. USB 2.0 so it's fast. 4-hub model available if you have more than 2 computers.

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Product Overview

IOGEAR's premium USB 2.0 Peripheral Sharing Switch enables two PCs and/or Macs to share one USB device or group of USB devices through a USB Hub on one-at-a-time base. The peripheral can be assigned to a computer either manually or with hot keys (plug-n-play). Unique advanced management is available through a Windows-based application (included) that can limit or extend the sharing capabilities between one, two, three or four computers.

Specifications

Manufacturer IOGEAR, INC.
Mfg Part# GUB201
SKU 10373676
UPC 881317001245
UPC 14 00881317001245
Features
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Product Type USB Switch
Manufacturer Part Number GUB201
Manufacturer Iogear, Inc
Product Name USB 2.0 Peripherals Sharing Switch
Brand Name Iogear
Package Contents USB 2.0 Peripherals Sharing Switch6 ft USB A-B CableApplication CDUser ManualWarranty/Registration card
Platform Supported PC / Mac
Weight (Approximate) 2.10 oz
Form Factor External
Height 1"
Width 2.5"
Depth 2.8"
Host Interface USB
Tech Specs
Ports 2 x Type A USB 2.0 - USB / 1 x Type B USB 2.0 - USB
Product Type USB Switch
Manufacturer Part Number GUB201
Manufacturer Website Address www.iogear.com
Manufacturer IOGEAR, Inc
Product Name USB 2.0 Peripherals Sharing Switch
Brand Name IOGEAR
Package Contents USB 2.0 Peripherals Sharing Switch 6 ft USB A-B Cable Application CD User Manual Warranty/Registration card
Compatibility USB 1.1 backward compatible Plug and Play: No driver needed Interoperability with with multiple USB-enabled computers and operating systems
Certifications & Standards USB 2.0 certified
System Requirements PC users: Available USB 2.0 Port Operating System: Microsoft Windows 98SE Microsoft Windows ME Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows XP Mac Users: Available USB 2.0 Port Operating System: Mac 8.6 or greater Requires OS 10.1 or greater for USB 2.0 support
Dimensions 1" Height x 2.50" Width x 2.75" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 2.10 oz
Form Factor External Hot-pluggable
Power Source Bus Powered
Host Interface USB
Data Transfer Rate Up to 480 Mbps USB 2.0
Platform Support PC / Mac
Connectivity Technology Cable -
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