USB 2.0 2 to 1 Auto Printer Sharing Switch
    Product # 5151
    USB 2.0 2 to 1 Auto Printer Sharing Switch
    Product # 5151
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    USB 2.0 2 to 1 Auto Printer Sharing Switch

    This USB Printer Sharing Switch allows two computers to share one USB device. The included software provides on-screen indication of the switch's connection status as well as a quick method of switching which computer has control of the switch and the connected USB device.


    • Compatible with Windows® 2000/XP/Vista®
    • Compatible with Mac® OS X® 10.3.x and later
    • Compatible with USB 1.1/2.0 spec
    • Supports both the UHCI and OHCI USB interfaces
    • No extra power required
    • The Application Software makes switching control between computers easy
    • An icon on the task bar displays the device status
    • Includes two USB A male to B male cables (1.5m/4.5ft length)

    Support Files:

    Microsoft, Windows, and Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

    Apple, Mac, and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

    Upstream Ports 2x Female USB type B
    Downstream Port 1x Female USB type A
    Port Selection Software
    LED Indicators 2x LEDs show which PC has priority
    Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS X® 10.3.x and later
    USB Compatibility USB 1.1/2.0
    Power Source USB Bus Power
    Power Adapter Included No
    Operating Temperature +32 ~ +104°F (0 ~ +40°C)
    Storage Temperature +32 ~ +140°F (0 ~ +60°C)
    Max Power Consumption 100mA

    15 Reviews

    86.67% of the reviewers recommend this product



    • Mike,
    •  Reno, NV 
    • 11/28/2015 7:39:12 PM

    Pros: Price was right....shipping was fast....product works as advertised!

    Cons: none

    Very Pleased with Company & product!!

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    • Anonymous,
    •  El Sobrante, CA 
    • 4/2/2015 6:46:08 PM

    Pros: Worked great with our vista machines.

    Just had to switch to Windows 8.1 Pro and now the switch doesn't work. Have not been able to find any updated software. I wonder if there is a switch like this that will work with my Operating system

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    Not working for me

    • Anonymous,
    •  Lawrenceburg, IN 
    • 12/21/2014 7:47:15 AM

    Pros: Easy hook up and install

    Cons: Works initially, but not working anymore.

    Works sometimes but very unreliable. It's been frustrating and I don't know if its the software or what is happening. I go into the software interface and tell it to switch and nothing happens. I'm trying to share an HP 6600 deskjet between two Windows 7 based computers. Should be a simple process with one of these. I might look around for one that has a physical switch instead of bundled software.

    by Monoprice Administrator

    Thank you for your review. And I am truly sorry to hear of your experience you have had with this product. For now, if you prefer, I can assist you in setting you up for a replacement on the item if you haven't done so already. We do have a lifetime warranty on cables as well as a 1 year warranty for everything else. It will be of no additional cost to obtain a replacement, so please let me know if you want to continue. Thank you!

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    Print Share Switch

    • AzRattleSnake,
    •  Humboldt, AZ 
    • 4/8/2014 10:44:21 PM

    Pros: Solved the wireless connection problem we had w/our HP 8500 Printer not wanting to connect to our new PC and Router. Kept wanting to use old network info.
    This SW. plugged into the USB cable from the printer and into the supplied USB cables for the two PC we have. Ran the software and the SW lights up on the side for the PC that is able to print. One or the other by switching from either pc. Small manual makes it clear.

    Cons: Now cons, simple to use

    Larger SW also available for up to four printers.

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    • Mark,
    •  Sedro Woolley, WA 
    • 8/14/2013 7:26:54 AM

    Pros: Looks nice, easy to set up and cost was decent.

    Cons: It seems to only work when the second computer is off. We can't have both computers on and switch from one to the other.

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