Port selection allows switching the devices from one computer to the other
Illuminated LEDs for high-power and port-selection status
Plug-and-Play installation; USB 1.0 and 2.0 compatible
Compatible with Windows® 95/98/2000/Me/XP, Mac OS 8.1 or higher, or Sun systems with USB
Manufacturer's lifetime warranty
Share a printer or any USB device with up to 4 computers using the Belkin® 4-port USB switch. Four downstream ports let you connect up to four USB computers, while its upstream port can connect with just about any peripheral. Share a printer, scanner, orhard drive by pushing the Selector Button on the front of the switch. The selected computer becomes the "active" computer and you can access the peripheral. For maximum convenience, the switch works with either USB-enabled PCs or Macs or a combination ofboth.
Regardless of what you may read in the reviews here, this device WILL NOT WORK with Windows OS7 64 bit. I hooked it up to a multi function Canon ImageRunner iF 1025 and two DELL Optiplex 390s running Win OS7. Got a message on both CPUs says "Not recognized."
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I work in a small office and we use this to share our multifunction printer among several people. It has never failed us and is easy to use. We leave it on the desk of one person who acts as the controller.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend