Summary: I purchased 18 of these from newegg and installed in a small corp environment. The seem to work fine, although my He**** Pac**** LJ4000 didn't work with them. Maybe I missed something. Be careful, the DHCP server is enabled by default.
Does what it's supposed to do, but dont upgrade the...
26 August 2005
Summary: I bought this thing yesterday and It was working great until I decided to upgrade the firmware. Now the configuration wizard won't recognize the device and I can't reach the web configuration page either. Before the upgrade it was working great, it does exacly what it says it will do.
Pros: The wizard makes this product very easy to configure. Works like a charm.
Cons: Firmware on their site disables the device. Tech support number was busy when I called.
Summary: The new version of the HPS1P is bigger than the original one, and it DOES NOT FIT in many Laserjet printers--like the Laserjet 2300. What an incredibly boneheaded move by Hawking! Opt for the Nxxxxr PS101 instead.
Summary: I purchased this to replase a Netgear PS110 that was fried by a nearby lightning strike. Installation and configuration was a snap and worked effortlessly from my Windows and Linux desktops. For Linux, nothing needs to be installed.
Summary: Fairly easy to set up and get working, I do have problems with print jobs locking up to the point I can not clear them without stopping the running process if the print server is not on and through all of it's set up checks before I send a print job to it. Other than that it works fine.
Summary: I think the product is good for small office or home use. If you want speed then, buy a network printer instead. All I can said is that the product is good for normal use. It's not good for POS system which I'm using it for.
Summary: The Hawking Print server is very similar to the NetGear unit although I found the latter to be a bit more user friendly. Once I installed the software on the main PC, printing worked flawlessly as did it when I installed the software on the client machines.
Pros: Easy to get up and running
Cons: Upgrading with the wrong drivers disabled it. Had to get it replaced.