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Aluratek 4-Port Auto Sharing Switch Quick Start Guide

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Aluratek 4-Port Auto Sharing Switch

Aluratek 4-Port Auto-Sharing Switch Product

About Aluratek
They produce goods for everyday use. Technology should make life simpler, whether it’s a portable battery charger for your smartphone, the integration of their SmartHome accessories into your house, or a digital photo frame to liven up your living room. Their products are made to improve your life at home, at work, and on the go.

When a group of seasoned business people decided to launch attractive items in the consumer electronics sector, our journey officially began in 2006. Their company’s roots began with networking goods before expanding into the market for digital photo frames, where they are still a leader today. Throughout the United States and Canada, dozens of reputable merchants and resellers sell Aluratek products.


Thank you for choosing Aluratek® to serve your USB peripheral-sharing needs. We hope you are pleased with the Aluratek® product you purchased. In no time, you will be able to share your peripheral device between multiple computers. In addition to making sure only quality materials are used for manufacturing, Aluratek® is also dedicated to providing the best customer satisfaction and support.

The goal of Aluratek is to embody “Simple Elegance” in every product it designs, manufactures, and sells. The product focus of Aluratek is to bring simple yet elegant connectivity solutions to consumers to enhance their consumer electronics, communications, and computing experience.

Each product is carefully designed with the consumer in mind. Each product is solution-driven to address the need of the consumers and is deliberately planned to provide the ultimate user experience. Read this guide thoroughly and follow the installation and operation procedures carefully to prevent any damage to the unit and/or any of the devices it connects to.

Features & Requirements


  • Enable two (AUS0202) or four (AUS0204) PCs and/or Macs to share any USB device such as scanners, printers, external hard drives, MP3 players & more
  • Fully compliant with USB 2.0 specification with a data transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps
  • Backward compatible with USB 1.1 specification
  • Manual computer selection through pushbutton
  • Easy AOD (Access-On-Demand) switching software (Windows only)
  • Supports idle time-out switching and automatic print sharing
  • Bus Powered – No external power supply is needed
  • Plug-n-Play, Hot swappable, and Hot pluggable
  • Limited 1 Year warranty


  • Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP & Vista
  • Mac OS X or later
  • Available USB port

Package Contents

Your order has been carefully packaged and inspected. The following should be included in your package. Please inspect the contents of the package to ensure that you have received all items and that nothing has been damaged. If you discover a problem, please contact us immediately for assistance.

Aluratek 4-Port Auto-Sharing Switch (1)

  • 2 / 4-Port USB 2.0
  • Auto Sharing Switch
  • (1) x USB 2.0 A-B Cable (6ft)
  • (1) x USB 2.0 A-B Cable (3ft)

Aluratek 4-Port Auto-Sharing Switch (2)

  • CPU ports
  • CPU selection button
  • USB port for peripheral device
  • LED’s
  • Power adapter port

Manual Switching Installation

  • Step 1: Connect the computer to the switch using the supplied USB 2.0 A-B cable Repeat step 1 for the 2nd computer (3rd and 4th if applicable for AUS0204)Aluratek 4-Port Auto-Sharing Switch (3)
  • Step 2: Connect the peripheral device that you want to share to the switch Aluratek 4-Port Auto-Sharing Switch (4)
  • Step 3: Push the “Select” button to the desired computer to use the peripheral. Please allow 30 seconds between switching as the computer needs to associate with the device.Aluratek 4-Port Auto-Sharing Switch (5)

AOD Software Switching Installation

For PC Only Please insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. The auto-start should start the installation wizard. If auto-start is disabled, please find and double click CD-ROM drive in “My Computer” to start the installation wizard.

  • Step 1: Please click “Next”Aluratek 4-Port Auto-Sharing Switch (6)
  • Step 2: Please click “Next” Aluratek 4-Port Auto-Sharing Switch (7)
  • Step 3: Please click “Next” Aluratek 4-Port Auto-Sharing Switch (8)
  • Step 4: Please click “Install” Aluratek 4-Port Auto-Sharing Switch (9)
  • Step 5: Please click “Finish” Aluratek 4-Port Auto-Sharing Switch (10)
  • Step 6: Restart the computer
  • Step 7: Repeat steps 1-6 for each computer that will be using the AOD feature To access the USB device from any computerAluratek 4-Port Auto-Sharing Switch (11)
    • Make sure the auto switch’s “Auto” LED is selected. This can be done simply by pressing the “Select” button until the “Auto” LED is lit
    • Double-click the “USB Switch Control” icon on the desktop to start the application
    • Double-click on the “USB switch” icon in the taskbar if the device is available
    • You are now able to use the connected USB device from your computer

AOD Icon Legends

  • Green – the USB device is idle and is ready to be connected by any computer
  • Yellow – the USB device is being used by the current computer
  • Read – the USB device is currently being used by another computer or is disabled

AOD (Access-On-Demand) Settings:

Idle Time-out:

The Idle Time-out function allows the user to set a time at which other computers are able to connect to the device after a specified idle time. For example, you can set an idle period of 60 seconds in which after 60 seconds of idle time the AOD software will update the status of the taskbar so others are allowed to connect to the USB device.

AOD Settings

To change the Idle Time-out value:

Aluratek 4-Port Auto-Sharing Switch (12)

  1. Right Click on the USB switch icon in the taskbar
  2. Select “Config”
  3. Input the desired Idle Time-out value
  4. Click “Apply”
  5. Click “OK” to exit

Automatic printer sharing:

With a printer selected, you will able to print from all computers connected to the switch without pushing any button or changing any cable.

To choose a printer:

Aluratek 4-Port Auto-Sharing Switch (13)

  1.  Right Click on the USB switch icon in the taskbar
  2. Select “Config”
  3. Select the desired available printer
  4. Click “Choose”
  5. Click “OK” to exit

Technical Support

If you need further assistance, please contact the Aluratek support department for troubleshooting prior to returning this device.

Radio and TV Interference Statement

WARNING!!! This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by whatever measures may be required to correct the interference.


Aluratek warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship for 1 Year from the date of purchase.

This warranty becomes invalid if the factory-supplied serial number or “warranty void” sticker has been removed or altered on the product.

This warranty does not cover:

  • Cosmetic damage or damage due to acts of God
  • Accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, or modification of any part of the product.
  • Damage due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to improper equipment, or attempted repair by anyone other than Aluratek.
  • Products sold AS IS or WITH FAULTS.


Aluratek makes no warranty or representation, expressed, implied, or statutory, concerning its products, contents, or use of this documentation and all accompanying software, and specifically disclaims its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. Aluratek reserves the right to revise or update its product, software, or documentation without obligation to notify any individual or entity.

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