Daryl R. Gibson "Writer, Editor, Technology Geek", Amazon
8 September 2009
Summary: I used this JetDirect external print server to replace a Linksys print server that was picking up a lot of garbage from other radio devices nearby. The Linksys was cheaper, but the HP works flawlessly.
Summary: I have a Dell E510 desktop in my office wired to a Linksys WRT600N router, and a Dell XPS1300 on my dinning-room table that I use to do bills, roam the internet looking for stuff and just playing while watching TV, and finally an HP 2600n printer.
Pros: This HP print server works "perfectly" and very easy to set up. I spent weeks researching wireless print servers and I was concerned about getting something that would fail, was too hard to setup, didn't work with my printer etc. etc. When I found this on sale at HP with a 25% discount, I bought ...
Summary: This product was relatively easy to install. In fact, it was easier to install on the Mac than on the PC. For the Mac, I just loaded the printer's software (HP Photosmart B8850 in my case) and the printer was located automatically by the OS.
Summary: It is a typical HP product pricey but works flawlessly. Had to install drivers for Windows pc's. To my surprise the Linux boxes automatically found print server and installed drivers without human intervention.
Pros: Directly supports my HP Laserjet 2550. Unbelievable number of settings available in the web interface. Supports communications protocols I didn't even imagine existed. Had it operational in 10 minutes, and was able to configure it to look just like the D-Link 1260 that I was only too glad to get ...
Cons: High price. Only one USB port (for a single printer).
Pros: Works with PC and MAC OSX 10.4 and Later. VERY, VERY, Easy setup for a MAC and PC. No reason you should mess this up. Used this at a customer site for MAC and PCs to connect to. Took less than 5 minutes to setup. Very Pleased!