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...
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.
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.