Summary: I have an HP Officejet 6100 Series (printer, scanner) with multiple computers on different networks using this device and everything works great. Setup was simple and instructions were easy to follow.
Summary: It only has one USB port which might be a problem if using with more than one printer, but I bought it to turn my WD Passport Pro hard drive into a cloud storage unit and there was no USB port on my cable router. It took only minutes to setup and my cloud storage works great!
Summary: Next time I need a print server, Hawking will get my business.
Pros: Installation is simple. Read the short easy-to-understand Owner's Manual and install their software CD. Worked the first time. Printer is a Canon Pro9000. Supplied CD will support XP/VISA/Win 7. If your OS is Windows 8.0/8.1, go to Hawkings web site and download the software Version 2.23 - Window...
Pros: Supports scanners and Usb drives? Appears to be a shared USB server rather than a printer server.
Cons: New Eggs Claims this support: DHCP, IPP, Raw TCP, LPR, SMB, SNMP, UPnP, FTP There seems to be no way to setup and printer to IPP nor LPR out of the box and in another review the manufacturer admitted certainly that LPR is not support, yet NewEgg lists it as a support protocol. For the record DO N...
Summary: The Hawking unit works great. Something the seller for to mention. Every PC using the server must install the Hawking print server software. You must also manually enter the IP address for you printer. You must also configure each PC with the software for the target printer.
Summary: The Hawking HMPS1U Print Server is a very good buy. Very easy to connect multi computers for a print job. I connected a HP j4580 all in one with out any problem. I highly recommend the Hawking HMPS1U Print Server to everyone.