Summary: I spent three hours trying to install the software. Tried calling customer support but got no response. Finally I gave up and tossed it in the trash. The next day customer support called. I told them about my experience and they said please dont hesitate to call them the next time I purchased an Iogear product. Like that will happen.
Summary: I am on all Mac computers. This product comes with a mini disc for downloading the drivers. This does not work on ANY desktop Mac. Tried down loading from their website and it is still not working.
Summary: The IOGear 2-Port USB Printer auto Sharing Switch was easy to install. The software was on a mini CD. It is important that you have the printer software installed on your computers before you start. Once installed, it is automatic. When you hit "PRINT" on either computer, the IOGear connects your printer to the proper computer and it prints.
Summary: Switch works ok, but its slow and every time you print from the other computer its even slower. But it sure beats getting up and unplugging the USB cord from one computer to the other every time I want to print. I wold surely recommend this product. The only thing I would change being the manufacturer would be to make it react faster.
Summary: I bought two IOGear 2-Port USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch . Both of them does not work as it suppose to automatically switch between computers. Only one side of switch is working ( with green light on) and the other port even does not connect to the printer (green light does not on). I tried to call IOGEAR customer support to resolve the problem. They says I should install the Iogear software. I told them the software is not with the product.
Excerpt: We tried to use this product to share a printer with two Dell Desktop computers running XP pro. The printer works fine with each computer. No dice on switching with the GU211. Support is a joke. Recorded message run around. Software driver update was downloaded and made no difference.
Summary: On the company website the description of the GUB211 is this: "IOGEAR's USB 2.0 Printer Auto Sharing Switch enables two PCs and/ or Macs to easily share* one USB printer, multi-function printer, or USB device. No more plugging and unplugging between your computers. Simply send the print job and the switch automatically makes the swap for you." The product did not deliver the advertised functions for me.
Summary: We had a serious issue with Canon printer and it is a USB we wanted to use with 2 PCs to print and scan. OH man the printer was fine but scanner wasn’t because the printer is input and the scanner is output so you can not just share But this little USB is absolutely the best it does Auto switch between computers but you have to manually switch the scanner.
Pros: Very Good-Would Purchase Again but I only wish they can make the scanner also auto switch
Cons: hope to see this unit will come with full auto switch for printer and scanner but this one is for printer but also for scanner but you have to switch manually