I am looking for a way to share my wireless mouse and keyboard between two computers. I tried using a iogear usb switch and it was unsuccessful. Do I need to use a powered switch or powered hub to make this work?
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Our switch http://plugable.com/products/usb2-swi… is different than some others - it is completely physical and passive. It doesn’t consume a significant amount of power on its own.
So the behavior you should see every time you press the button on our switch, would be identical to unplugging your wireless mouse receiver from one computer and plugging it into the other. If that works, the switch should also.
But if anything doesn’t work out that way, please let us know and we’ll be able to help. We make returning the product within 30 days for a full refund no-hassle through Amazon - so even when we don’t anticipate a problem, we have a good backup.
Hope that background helps. Thanks again!