Summary: plugged it in to the LPT port on the printer... added the power plug... connected directly to my computer with a network cable... changed the IP address to a fixed one compatible with our network... went into our router and reserved the ip... unplugged from my direct computer and connected it into our switch... loaded the drivers on my computers in our network and it started printing... what more could one want...
Excerpt: Plugged in in. Followed the intructions. Started printing. The instructions were a bit confusing for the PC, didn't even need directions on the MAC. But, once I tried a couple of things on the PC, it worked.
Summary: I bought this to make my ancient-but-reliable HP LaserJet 5L work with a Windows 7 and a Mac computer. The good news is that I got it to function. The bad news is that it wasn't particularly easy or straightforward. I knew I was in trouble when I opened the box and saw that the documentation was dated 2003 and was all for Windows XP. I guess that it never occurred to D-Link that someone would want to use this gadget with a modern operating system.
Summary: They really don't build printers like they used to. I have an old HP LaserJet 6MP from 1998 that's still a great printer, but I had no easy way to hook it up to a PC and several Macs. This tiny thing makes it work as a network printer. My only complaints are: sometimes it stops working and needs to be unplugged and replugged to reset it. Also this is the second one I've bought. The first one lasted 3 years but died.