Summary: With wireless printers coming of age these devices are becoming obsolete. Never found one that worked well, but this one may have been one of the best.
Pros: When it works it does most of what it's supposed to.
Cons: Forgets that printers are attached, must power off and on for it to find them again. Only works with static ip address. At least 10 times it has completely lost it's configuration forcing a reset and reconfigure. Has no provision to force install a printer, which is useful when upgrading OS to Vi...
Summary: This device sits on the self, then I dust it off and go through the pain of set-up. Last time I spent half a day with a D-Link tech as we reset and redid step by step until we sort of got it working, whcih worked great until the DHCP reset the IP..
Pros: Run print and scan jobs from your browser on Windows or Mac.
Cons: Can require deep investment in time and knowledge
Summary: No firmware problem fixes the above issue.
Pros: If you stick this print server in a simple network with one router it seems fine.
Cons: If you stick it in a network with more than one router, it will crash EVERY time a client tries to access it other than a routine print. This includes http configuration access, initial attempts to auto discover, etc.
Summary: Don't assume Windows 7 is always a supported OS. It's definately not the case here and the NewEgg specs list that out.
Pros: ability to support up to 4 printers
Cons: While the manual is thorough, it is for Windows XP. They last updated their manuals in 2006. You need to understand Windows 7 is not a supported OS. I had expected more from D-Link. They just must be trying to clean out old inventory. After a firmware update, hours spent on the support site, a wa...
Summary: I bought this for two reasons. First as a print server, but also for a wireless access point for my other computer. I don't know if all print servers act this way as this is my first experience with one, but I was expecting more.
Pros: Works fine as a wireless access point for another computer
Cons: Communication with the printer is only one way as I can print to the printer, but can't receive information back such as ink levels and status. I also can't scan with my multi-function Canon MP810, though supposedly it works on some other models.
Summary: A company should be able to support their products and keep customers happy with good customer service. Every company can offer the same products these days, it's how they treat customers that should set them apart.
Pros: Can print or scan with any computer on your network as long as you are not using jumbo frames.
Cons: *The DPR-1260 does not work with jumbo frames. If you have a network storage device, this becomes an issue. I have a D-Link DNS323 network storage device that I use jumbo frames for faster transfers but with that enabled I cannot get to the DPR-1260 to scan or print. Called tech support and they ...
Summary: Make sure the printer you're hooking it up to will actually support a print server before you buy it! This was originally bought for a Kodak ESP-3 (may have been an ESP-5). After a couple of hours of it not working together, I finally read somewhere that it just does not support any print servers.
Pros: Makes the printers wireless. The "Setup" page lets you download an installer to automatically install the printer (if you have the drivers already installed) for Windows. The server also has a page that will scan an image so you don't have to open any of the printers software or try to get that w...
Cons: Not sure if I got a bad one, but mine consistantly stops working after a few prints. It seems like the pages are sent because the printer acts like it is going to print, then it stops. The printer has worked fine with it and it works fine from a straight hookup. If I do a factory reset it works f...