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)

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    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
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    4.5 / 5.0
    17 Reviews
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    Just what I needed
    I have a printer that doesn't play well with a network print server, so I decided to give this a try. When I received it, I thought I could just plug it in and it would work. When that didn't work I resorted to loading the software that came with it. The software is crucial, because it controls the input port of the switch. Now it works great.

    PROS: Works great, simple setup

    CONS: None
    July 12, 2013
    Auto Printer Sharing Switch

    PROS: Good idea

    CONS: Did not last long. ( My computer and the Auto Switcher stop communicating)
    July 8, 2011
    USB 2.0 2 to 1 Auto Printer Sharing Switch
    Worked perfect out of the box with my HP and Mac Notebook. No problems printing at all from either computer. Software was easy to install. The hardest part was running the cables behind the desks.

    PROS: Small compact

    CONS: none
    November 11, 2010
    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

    PROS: Worked great with our vista machines.
    April 2, 2015
    Printer sharing switch
    Installation is a snap, took about 5 minutes to install on both computers. Took longer to turn both computers on and move the CD from one to another than to actual install the software. Compatible with both Vista Home Premium x64 and XP Home x86. Not having to manually switch the printer from one computer to the other is great, just print and go. Also another very nice feature is that it is powered through the computers USB hub so no external power source is required (which is great cause I have enough stuff to plug in). All in all a great buy.
    May 16, 2010
    Switch works as designed and has a small footprint
    February 4, 2010
    Print Share Switch
    Larger SW also available for up to four printers.

    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
    April 8, 2014
    Good product
    See above

    PROS: The hardware and cables came quickly and fully wrapped in good condition. After installation the product worked as promised. It took about 10 minutes to hook up the cables and install the software.

    CONS: None
    March 20, 2013
    Easy peasy
    Easy to install, and works like a champ. Had a laser printer for my computer, and wife had an ink jet. Got tired of all the ink cartridges we needed for the ink jet. More economical to use the laser. Got this item, took about 20 minutes to set it up ( had to discombooberate one computer) and it worked right out of the box.
    April 22, 2017
    2 weeks ago
    No problems

    PROS: I have bought 4 of these and they all work. Easy to install.
    May 3, 2011

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