Plugable USB 2.0 Sharing Switch
- Save desk space with slim design. Simple passive USB switch for maximum compatibility
- Easy to install with plug-and-play convenience. No drivers required for the switch itself
- 1 “A” Port for connecting any USB 2.0 or 1.1 device or hub which will be shared/switched
- 2 “B” Ports for connecting these devices to two hosts. Includes 2 USB B to A cables (5ft)
- Shared devices are hot-swapped between computers with a single button press
- 2 LED status indicator lights let you know which computer currently has devices
- Works with most USB 2.0 or 1.1 devices with no performance or compatibility loss
- Connect a powered hub like plugable.com/products/usb2-hub-ag7/ to share many devices
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Want to share USB devices between 2 computers with the press of a button? The Plugable USB 2.0 Sharing Switch is the ideal solution for sharing USB devices such as hubs, pen and external drives, scanners, etc. (one computer has access to the shared device at a time). Requires no drivers and works with any USB-enabled computer or host, including Windows, Mac or Linux.
In the box
- USB 2.0 Switch – two female USB 2.0 “B” ports for connecting two PCs; one USB 2.0 “A” port for connecting one device or hub
- Two standard, full-sized USB 2.0 A to B cables for connecting the switch to the two PCs
- No power adapter needed. Uses existing cable of device or hub
Q: What do the LED’s on the switch indicate?
A: On older units the Green LED indicates port A is active, and the Red LED indicated port B is active. Units for sale today have a Blue instead of Red LED to indicate port B is active.
Q: How do I switch the active port?
A: Simply press the button on the switch to swap the active port.
Q: I’m experiencing an issue where some of the devices plugged into my USB hub don’t recognize when I “switch” the hub between PCs. Are there any suggestions that may help with this issue?
A: If there is a USB extension cable being used to attach the hub to the USB switch, please remove the extension cable as it may help resolve the issue.
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