Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HWPS1UG
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5 September 2009
Summary: This server could not be configured to work after hours of trying by the Hawking tech staff. The last one finally gave up and said it was defective. That is exactly what they said about the last one of these I had before I was stupid enough to get another one of the same. Another thing: the accents of the tech people made it harder to understand them than usual.
Summary: This little box works miracles for those who want to use an older printer that isn't the latest wireless model. My Canon Pixma IP4500 works flawlessly in both Vista and Ubuntu Linux 8.10 ! It's small, unobtrusive size makes it easily hidden for use with your wireless network. The documentation leaves a bit to be desired, so if you don't have at least a bit of technical savvy or aren't motivated to do some research on the internet, you may find yourself frustrated during...
Summary: I purchased this pint server for an onsite office that is totally wireless (wireless desktops - wasn't my decision for them to be wireless, but that's beside the point). In any case, installation wasn't difficult. However, the office has called me on two separate occasions to tell me their printer is now printing garbled code or blank pages. It might print a couple of good pages followed by bad pages.
Summary: I bought another wireless print server and it was the darnedest thing. It wouldn't work for me. The Hawking was much easier set up and less expensive then the rest of them. I haven't used the it wireless, yet, but it works just fine hooked up to a router. I would recommend this for anyone!
my unit worked, but required patience and a bit of know-how
Chris Daida, Amazon
15 January 2007
Summary: I found the setup for this print server to be very finicky. However, if your unit is functional and your printer is compatible, the product does indeed do what it's designed to do. These add-on IP products are really ill-suited for the consumer retail space, as there are too many variables to ensure plug and play, trouble-free installation.
Summary: The unit does work. On Windows XP the install software will set up the print driver on the network, but often won't recognize that a USB printer is plugged in and subsequently refuses to let you load a printer driver to the device, e.g. Canon printers. You can get around this by trying to open the print server printer port directly from the Windows network.
Summary: This print server works really well for me in a mixed PC/Mac home network. The documentation and web site support is the absolute pits. I had to discover for myself that the device can be configured totally by web browser. By default it has ip address 192.168.1.250, so is addressable at http://192.168.1.250 on your lan. It can suppport internet printing protocol, SMB, Appletalk(!), lpd, etc. Configuring this for a PC is easy with their utility.
Summary: I foolsihly let the Fry's guy sell this to me; I wanted a Mac and PC compatible print server. After I got it home I read that it doesn't support Rendezvous printing and on Mac OS it only supports Postscript printers. When it wouldn't recognize my Canon i9900 (not a multifunction, just a regular inkjet printer) I played silly games upgrading firmware and reviewing their inadequate and inaccurate Web site and documentation.
Very Poor - Stay Away (buy a better named Print Server)
4 March 2006
Summary: They advertise it as "Carefree" wireless. HA! I'd stay away from this product. I am pretty good with networks and I can't get it to work. The software installation program doesn't find your network then I work around that problem and the print server can't even find my HP7760! Which is PLUGGED right into it. Try to call Tech support right? Well first attempt and I was on hold waiting for over an hour and gave up.