"Network USB Printers and some other peripherals."
9 October 2010
Pros: Attaches most USB peripherals, specially printers. My Epson 1260 photo scanner works perfectly too.I have my computers set to manual connection, allowing me to access my peripherals from any computer, even wirelessly. Then I disconnect, freeing them.
Cons: It has one power LED and none for USB connections. I would prefer ALL power, network and USB connections on the back and on the front: power, network and USB port LEDs. Network connection should be gigabit.
Summary: Set up on my Home Network running Windows XP and Windows 7 machines (4 Total). Got the Blue Screen of death one time on the XP machine. Connection sporadic, not very consistent. However, when it works, it works fine. Peripherals can be used by one machine at a time though, not like a server. But it works I guess.
Summary: This is a great product for the price in that the next one up with comparable features was over $200. I dont like the fact that I can't run a WD portable hard drive off of it (I.E. The Belkin router cannot power my hard drive like my laptop can). Other than that is is GREAT in the realms of convenience, price, and easy of use (*must know how to set up a printer port for shared network use though...).
Cons: 1. Data Transfer slow if your trying to burn movies directly to a drive through the hub 2. Copying movies from one shared drive to another not turtle slow but slow. 3. Security wished drives could have password protection to access.