USB 2.0 Switch Quick Installation Guide

USB 2.0 Switch
Quick Installation Guide
Introducing the USB 2.0 Switch
The USB 2.0 Switch is designed to share USB devices
between multiple systems.
Features and Benefits
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Compliant with USB Specifications, Revision 2.0.
Hot-swapping feature allows you to attach/detach
USB devices without powering down your
computer
Use keyboard Hotkey control (PC only) or Power
LED/Manual Switching Button to switch between
computers
Designed for USB devices including printers,
scanners, external hard drive enclosures, cameras,
CD-ROMS and more. Note: Not designed to work
with keyboard or mouse.
System Requirements
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04-0399C
PC or Mac® computer with an available USB port
(USB 2.0 recommended)
Windows® 7 (32-/64-bit) / Vista (32-/64-bit) / XP
(32-/64-bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 (32-/64-bit) /
2000/ ME / 98SE
Mac OS® X v10.0 or later
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Package Contents
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USB 2.0 Switch
2 USB 2.0 cables (6 Ft, Type A to Type B)
Driver CD and Quick Installation Guide
Layout
Do Not plug the USB 2.0 Switch into your system until
after the driver has been installed. Please refer to the
Installation section starting on page 4 to install its driver.
USB 2.0 Switch 2-to-2
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Two Type B connectors for system connection
Two Type A connectors for USB device connection
Convenient Manual Switching Buttons
To System (Type B connector)
Power LED/Manual
Switching Button
To USB device (Type A connector)
Figure 1. USB 2.0 Switch 2-to-2 Layout
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USB 2.0 Switch 4-to-2
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Four Type B connectors for system connection
Two Type A connectors for device connection
Convenient Manual Switching Buttons
Power LED/Manual Switching Button
To System
To System
(Type B connector)
(Type B connector)
To USB device (Type A connector)
Figure 2. USB 2.0 Switch 4-to-2 Layout
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Windows Installation
Important: Do not connect the USB 2.0 Switch to your
system until after the driver has been installed.
Windows 7 (32-/64-bit) / Windows Vista™ (32-/64-bit)
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Insert the driver CD after Windows boots.
At the AutoPlay box: Click Run Setup.exe
If AutoPlay doesn't start: Click Start, in Start Search
type D:\Setup.exe, press Enter. (Change D: to
match your CD/DVD-ROM drive letter)
At User Account Control, click Allow.
Select your language, then click OK.
Click Next, Next, then Finish.
Plug the USB 2.0 Switch into an available USB port
(USB 2.0 recommended) with the supplied USB
cables and the driver will install automatically.
Press the Power LED/Manual Switching Button
that matches the system to complete the installation.
Windows XP (32-/64-bit) / Server 2003 (32-/64-bit)
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Insert the driver CD after Windows boots.
AutoRun should start the installation. If AutoRun
doesn't start, click Start, Run, type D:\setup.exe,
then click OK. (Change D: to match your CD/DVDROM drive letter)
Select your language, then click OK.
Click Next, Next, then Finish.
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Plug the USB 2.0 Switch into an available USB port
(USB 2.0 recommended) with the supplied USB
cables and the driver will install automatically.
Press the Power LED/Manual Switching Button
that matches the system to complete the installation.
Windows Server 2008 (32-/64-bit)
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Insert the driver CD after Windows boots.
At the AutoPlay box: Click Run Setup.exe.
If AutoPlay doesn't start: Click Start, in Start Search
type D:\Setup.exe, press Enter. (Change D: to
match your CD/DVD-ROM drive letter)
Select your language, then click OK.
Click Next, Next, then Finish.
Plug the USB 2.0 Switch into an available USB port
(USB 2.0 recommended) with the supplied USB
cables and the driver will install automatically.
Press the Power LED/Manual Switching Button
that matches the system to complete the installation.
Windows 2000 / ME
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Insert the driver CD after Windows boots.
AutoRun should start the installation. If AutoRun
doesn't start, click Start, Run, type D:\setup.exe,
then click OK. (Change D: to match your CD/
DVD-ROM drive letter)
Select your language, then click OK.
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Click Next, Next, then Finish.
Restart Windows. When Windows resumes, plug
the USB 2.0 Switch into an available USB port (USB
2.0 recommended) with the supplied USB cables
and the driver will install automatically.
Press the Power LED/Manual Switching Button
that matches the system to complete the installation.
Windows 98SE
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Insert the driver CD after Windows boots.
AutoRun should start the installation. If AutoRun
doesn't start, click Start, Run, type D:\setup.exe,
then click OK. (Change D: to match your CD/DVDROM drive letter)
Select your language, then click OK.
Click Next, Next, then Finish.
Restart Windows. When Windows resumes, plug
the USB 2.0 Switch into an available USB port (USB
2.0 recommended) with the supplied USB cables.
When Windows prompts for the driver again, click
Next.
Select Search for the best driver..., and click Next.
Clear all check boxes, click Next, click Next again.
Note: If prompted for Windows Installation CDROM, click OK. Insert this CD, then click OK again.
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Click Finish. If prompted, click Yes to restart.
To Verify Windows Installation
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Go to Device Manager to verify installation.
For Windows 7: Right click Computer, click Manage,
then click Device Manager.
For Windows Vista: Right click Computer, click
Manage, click Continue, then click Device Manager.
For Windows XP / Server 2003 / 2000: Right click My
Computer, click Manage, then click Device
Manager.
For Windows Server 2008: Right click Computer,
click Manage, double click Diagnostics, then click
Device Manager.
For Windows 98SE/ME: Right click My Computer,
click Properties, then click Device Manager.
Depending on the status of the Power LED/Manual
Switching Button, use the option that best matches
the system.
Power LED is lit: Double click Universal Serial Bus
controllers and Generic USB Hub should be
displayed.
Power LED is off: Double click Human Interface
Devices. HID-compliant device and either USB
Human Interface Device or USB Input Device
should be displayed.
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Windows Device Switching
Hotkey Control, Status Indicator and Power LED/Manual
Switching Button are the three methods that can be used
to switch devices between systems.
Note: For mass storage devices, such as Zip drives,
USB readers and CD-ROMs, before switching the
USB device to another system, it must be released
from the system that controls it. Before switching
devices to another system, use Windows' Safely
Remove Hardware feature, located in the taskbar,
to Stop the USB device.
Hotkey Control
Press Ctrl+F11 to switch the USB device to the current
system.
Status Indicator
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The Status Indicator is located in the taskbar by the
system clock. The indicator has three functions:
Red: Another system is accessing the device switching not allowed.
Green: The current system controls the device.
Yellow: No system controls the device - switching
is allowed.
If the Status Indicator does not show on the taskbar,
double click the USB Sharing icon, located on the
desktop, to start it manually.
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Right click the Status Indicator and select Switch
can also switch USB access to the current system.
Note: Devices such as external hard drives and
printers send signals back and forth to your
computer when they are connected. This causes
the Status Indicator to remain red. Switching
is still possible by clicking Yes in the Enforce
Switching pop-upbox.
Manual Switching
Pressing a Power LED/Manual Switching Button switches
to the system that is connected to that port.
Mac OS Installation
No driver installation is necessary. Simply plug the USB
2.0 Switch into an available USB port with the supplied USB
cables (USB 2.0 recommended).
Mac OS Device Switching
Device switching is controlled by the Power LED/Manual
Switching Button. Follow the instructions below for your
device type.
Memory Card Readers
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Drag the memory card's drive icon into the Trashcan.
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Remove the memory card from the card reader
then press a switching button to change systems.
Insert the memory card into the reader.
Mass Storage Devices
CD-ROMs, flash drives and external hard drives drives
typically add drive icons to the desktop. Use the directions
below for switching these devices.
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Drag the drive icon into the Trashcan.
Press the switching button to change systems.
The drive icon will appear on the other system.
Other Devices
For other devices just press the switching button to
change to another system.
Connecting USB Devices
Every USB device has it's own unique installation
procedure. Therefore, it is recommended to read the
device's installation manual before connecting it to the
USB 2.0 Switch.
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Technical Support and Warranty
QUESTIONS? SIIG’s Online Support has answers! Simply visit our web site at
www.siig.com and click Support. Our online support database is updated daily
with new drivers and solutions. Answers to your questions could be just a few
clicks away. You can also submit questions online and a technical support
analysts will promptly respond.
SIIG offers a 5-year manufacturer warranty with this product. Please see our web
site for more warranty details. If you encounter any problems with this product,
please follow the procedures below.
If it is within the store's return policy period, please return the
product to the store where you purchased from. If your purchase has passed the
store's return policy period, please follow these steps to have the product repaired
or replaced.
Step 1: Submit your RMA request.
Go to www.siig.com, click Support, then RMA to submit a
request to SIIG RMA. If the product is determined to be defective, an RMA
number will be issued.
Step 2: After obtaining an RMA number, ship the product.
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Properly pack the product for shipping. All accessories that came with
the original package must be included.
Clearly write your RMA number on the top of the returned package. SIIG
will refuse to accept any shipping package, and will not be responsible
for a product returned without an RMA number posted on the outside of
the shipping carton.
You are responsible for the cost of shipping. Ship the product to the
following address:
SIIG, Inc.
6078 Stewart Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538-3152, USA
RMA #:
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SIIG will ship the repaired or replaced product via Ground
in the U.S. and International Economy outside of the U.S. at
no cost to the customer.
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About SIIG, Inc.
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PRODUCT NAME
USB 2.0 Switch
FCC RULES: TESTED TO COMPLY WITH FCC PART 15, CLASS B
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCT COMPLIANCE
SIIG, Inc.
6078 Stewart Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538-3152, USA
Phone: 510-657-8688
USB 2.0 Switch is a trademark of SIIG, Inc. SIIG and the SIIG logo are registered trademarks
of SIIG, Inc. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac and
Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Other names used in this publication are
for identification only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.
October, 2009
Copyright © 2009 by SIIG, Inc. All rights reserved.
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