Summary: I bought this before I upgraded (?) to Vista 64 bit. It worked fine with my Epson R380 & Canon i9900. After installing Vista 64 bit, no such luck, and the workaround suggested in their FAQ's hasn't worked for me. Windows Seven 64 bit hasn't fixed the problem, either, & the last time I looked on their website, the driver software was unchanged.
Pros: If you're not using a 64 bit operating system, it works okay.
Cons: Software that comes with it isn't compatible with either Vista or Seven 64 bit operating system.
Summary: Upgraded to newest firmware (1.24) easily. It took a while to figure out why I was having issues after switching the router from WPA2 into WPA mode -- this printer server can't use WPA, only WPA2. I tested WPA + AES and did not test TKIP (router & dlink) as that was cracked a long time ago.
Pros: * great reception. * displays all nearby networks and their channels * smallish * four USB ports, various options for connecting to printers (TCP/IP, LPD). * works great with WPA2 * firmware upgrades
Cons: * can't do WPA (see other thoughts) although it's documented as capable * Web interface works but is really slow at times. When loading the "setup" page, for example, if you're using a Mac, the page loads for about 5 minutes (while apparently querying G o d about the reason for its existence) before stating plainly that your operating system is not supported, at which point, you can actually begin configuring it. Same goes for Linux. Also, once it's scanned for nearby...
Summary: Have a HP officejet j5780 connected to it. My XP pcs print every thing to it but for some reason I cant print any adobe PDF files under Win Vista 64 bit to it. will print other things but not PDF's looked everywhere for a solution , cant find it , dont know if its adobe or vista. DLINK was no help. Tech support is basic at best. Keep Supporting XP Pro.
Pros: Easy setup, UPnP made it easy between my router, OS and print server, had it configured and working in about 15 minutes.Wireless connected to all my pcs
Cons: D-Link tried to jack me for my $20 rebate. saying the sales invoice was not a purchase receipt.
Summary: D-link support could provide good material for standup comics for years!
Pros: Fast delivery from NewEgg, and good return for the poorly designed product. Thanks NewEgg!
Cons: I bought a wireless PS to eliminate running wires up to my new office. I spend more time & frustration with D-link "tech" support; on hold, disconnects, stupid suggestion, than I would have just running the cable. Every support person starts over, then when they hit a dead end... Hello, hello? disconnected again! The unit does NOT work with any of the security options listed, and the manual does NOT match the firmware in the device. (BTW, Tech support reads from the s...
Summary: It might be a pretty good little device, if you have newer printers that are specifically made to run on print servers, but my are all 3 to 5 years old, but still work as good as when they were new. D-Link has never before let me done on their products, and maybe I do need to get newer printers. I'll rewrite this review if and when I get these bugs worked out.
Pros: Looks pretty when the lights in the room are out. I have three HP prints conected to it and all are on the aproved list of printers. My D-Link Router picked it up as soon as I conected it. Instaltion was easy up to that point. Conecting the printers wasn't all that bad, but took several tries at conecting and rebooting to get all three going. Even with the problems I'm having, it still has good potiential, and I'm going to keep working with it.
Cons: Forget your printer software, at least if you own HP printers. Constent rebooting of the server to keep it up. You might try giving one of those little blue pill, it might help. I am running Vista Ult. on three of my computers, and XP on my laptop, I can not use it on the XP, but that just might be a conflict in the software that I am unable to resolve. I did try contacting tech, about 10 days ago, haven't heard back on that yet. D-Link support has been fairly good in...
Summary: Save yourself a lot of time. First turn off all your security on your router and do not activate the security on the printer server during setup. Also, do a firmware update. Don't use the auto update that is on the Server website because it will tell you your good. Go to D-Link website and retrieve the lastest version. You will find that the update will repair quite a few of the odd problems you might encounter.
Pros: I am now connected to both of my printers so the wife's happy for now.
Cons: When I first seen this I thought it would be an easy answer to my remote printer problems. Well it did take care of the problem but not after a lot of time behind the computer and a few notes to Tech support. Definitely not a plug and play deal. Still haven't figured out how to activate my security stuff without losing everything and having to start over.
Summary: Can't believe there aren't better and less expensive network print servers available for small business and homeowners. Seems like a market that's not being served very well.
Pros: Price is reasonable, but never did understand why a print server would cost more than an access point or router. Works reasonably well. Setup is a straight-forward
Cons: Recognized my Canon MP530 multi-functional as a FAX. Was shipped by NEWEGG with rev 1.21 firmware. After a good deal of "googling", found that earlier firmware revisions correctly recognized the MP530, but rev 1.21 doesn't. Many people seem to have had this problem, with both Canon and DLINK being less than helpful to their customers. The firmware upgrade to 1.24 supports the printer, but not for scanning or FAX functions. Will likely not buy another DLINK product aga...
Summary: Ce produit fonctionne très bien, mais j'ai du faire appel à un proffessionnel pour sa mise en place, et encore lui aussi était un peu perdu. La cause? La documentation est incompréhensible pour PC, et encore plus pour pour Windows 7.