Switch for Printer
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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