Summary: Once I ran it in compatibility mode I watched the old windows 95/98 installer pop up and install the files. Must be why you need compatibility mode. Once they ran the setup was easy as pie as it should have been from the beginning.
Pros: Works great once you get the software / drivers installed.
Cons: The drivers supplied do not work with Win 8.1 Enterprise x64. I downloaded the latest drivers but they did not work either. When you auto run setup.exe a menu will show up. From that menu you select setup but nothing ever happens. I found that running it in compatibility mode was the answer.
Summary: I based this purchase on the reviews. This isnt a difficult task. Perhaps the software wont run on Enterprise? I know this version is limited to public use since I am a Microsoft Partner. I am sure at some point I will figure something out, but until then 1 egg.
Cons: Can not run setup on Win 8.1 Enterprise. I tried to run all the setup files form the CD and downloaded the latest drivers from their website http://www.iogear.com/support/driver/GPSU21%20Drivers%20Win8.1%20V3.7.1.zip which is almost 1 year old. I attempted to look up the IP through DHCP and it is...
Summary: Bought two of these to replace dead Dymo Print Servers. I won't buy those over priced rip offs again. Took 10 minutes to get them up and printing. DHCP is the default network setting so it was easy to loacte them and configure the address I wanted.
Pros: Easily configurable via DHCP. Simple interface and setup.
Cons: I had multiple network interfaces on my machine, took me awhile to figure out their wizard was looking for the device on the wrong one. Disable all NICs that don't connect to your local network before starting the wizard.
Good & useful item. Not all printers supported.
14 January 2015
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.
Pros: This is a great little print server for the price, I had an HP Officejet that needed to be shared and, unfortunately, it had no Ethernet port, only USB. Configuring the device and connecting it to the printer and network were a snap, no issues there.