Good & useful item. Not all printers supported.
22 September 2014
Summary: It is a good item. Installation on Win-7 was a breeze. But both my printers Cannon-IP1188 and HP DJ-1010 are not supported. Do not see any list of compatible printers provided at the site. This is not right.
Summary: Does not work with Samsung SCX-4623F. No where on box does it say compatible with limited number of printer models. Very disappointed. Never gave a one star review anywhere before - but after wasting over 10 hours trying to get this to work I'm kinda upset. Maybe a trick somewhere but expected plug and play. I do all my own small business office IT stuff plus degree in computers. Maybe getting old and spoiled -but be sure to check the compatibility list!
Summary: Bought this unit to upgrade an old parallel printer switch. Does what it's supposed to do with no fuss no muss. Software installed easily with no network headaches. Small, and unobtrusive. Great price! Just what I wanted.
Summary: Nice little unit but not the easiest to set up. The included software would not load on Win 8.1, even in compatibility mode, and the website software is exactly the same, last updated for Vista! So I had to manually set it up using the built-in web interface, similar to what you'd do for a router setup. To do that you'll need to know what IP address has been assigned by the router. I used Norton 360 to scan my local network for its IP.
Summary: I thought I'd be spending more time configuring than I did. With the software installed (winXP and win7), the printer shows up in the printers window with a local printer icon, so I didn't realize at first that it was ready to go - I thought it the old USB printer I was looking at. Also works great with my Surface 2 (win8 RT) - no app needed for the server itself, just had to find the correct driver for my printer.