When connecting 1 XP computer and 1 Windows 7 computer to a printer, the Windows 7 computer will work on either port. However, the XP computer will not work on either port. The switch works fine with 2 Windows 7 computers.
Thanks for contacting Plugable. I’m sorry to hear about the problems with the switch. Let me see if I can help.
There isn’t any good reason the printer shouldn’t work with the switch with the XP computer–the switch doesn’t do anything but pass through the signal-- so I have some questions to get a better handle on what’s going on.
Can you disconnect the printer from the switch and connect it directly to the XP computer? Does it work properly when there is a direct connection between computer and printer?
What is the make and model of the XP PC?
What is the make and model of the printer?
Just reply to continue the discussion. Your answers will help me determine next steps. Sorry again for the hassles.