IOGEAR Reveals 4-Port Wireless USB Sharing Hub

rated by 0 users
This post has 4 Replies | 1 Follower

Top 10 Contributor
Posts 26,418
Points 1,193,050
Joined: Sep 2007
ForumsAdministrator
News Posted: Mon, Aug 8 2011 2:08 PM
Here's an interesting concept: a USB hubsand WLAN router, together.

That's what IOGEAR has just introduced a new 4-port USB Sharing Station (GUWIP204), detailed as a computer accessory that allows wireless sharing of up to four USB peripherals in a home or office. By simply connecting devices to the sharing station and configuring it to a Wi-Fi network, devices can be shared by multiple users without the 16-foot USB distance limitation.

Basically, this allows users to share four ports over a wireless connection. USB devices such as external hard drives, flash drives, webcams, memory card readers, speakers and multi-function printers can be shared by multiple computer users with home or office Wi-Fi network access, and the sharing station increases USB peripheral efficiency while reducing wear and tear on a computer’s USB ports.


Multi-function printing support means families, roommates or co-workers can scan, fax or print from laptops and computers within the office or home Wi-Fi network. Additionally, multimedia content from USB drives or storage devices can be easily accessed and backed up without distance limitations. It's available now for $99.95, and it's safe to bet that home office owners will be jumping on it quite hastily.
  • | Post Points: 50
Top 10 Contributor
Posts 8,695
Points 104,425
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
MembershipAdministrator
Moderator

It is a good idea, but it says it's a 4 port device, and all I see is three USB connections on the back of it. ???

I want it anyway,.....Smile

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

  • | Post Points: 20
Not Ranked
Posts 1
Points 20
Joined: Aug 2011

There is 1 port on the front of the unit and 3 on the back for a total of 4 ports. :)

http://www.iogear.com/product/GUWIP204/

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Posts 8,695
Points 104,425
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
MembershipAdministrator
Moderator

techpro2000:
There is 1 port on the front of the unit and 3 on the back for a total of 4 ports. :) http://www.iogear.com/product/GUWIP204/

It's a good idea and I'll probably get one of them.

 

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,865
Points 29,645
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: United States, Connecticut

A bit pricey for what it does in my opinion. Though I agree it is a good idea.

  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (5 items) | RSS