USB switch is the USB hardware for sharing USB devices among computers without networking of those devices. USB switch allows sharing devices without plugging in the device to one computer, then unplugging it and plugging into another machine in order to use it on them all. With just a touch of a button USB switch is instantly available for any computer connected to it.

Types of USB switches:

There is a great variety of USB switches. Some switches are developed for two computers to share one USB device. Such switches are targeted on home users sharing a printer or a scanner. Some switches can support up to four computers and have an outgoing port for one USB device. And some switches can let you share four USB devices among four computers.

USB hub or USB switch?

USB hub is exactly the opposite of USB switch. Thanks to a hub one computer can access lots of devices without them being connected to it. This is very handy when you need to work with multiple devices without any delays and interruptions.

Did you know?

USB Network Gate software can help you share USB devices among many computers without any additional hardware.