Summary: I was using a Keyspan brand print server and upgraded to a 64-bit version of Windows. Sadly everything worked but the Keyspan server. After contacting them they told me that they would update their drivers "at some point" but were not clear when that would be. I then searched for something else that would fit my needs. This print server did the trick. It is small, the software works great, and it doesn't get hot like the old print server would.
Summary: I bought this to share my Canon MP530 multifunction printer on my network. I have several computers connecting to it both wired and wirelessly. I love this thing. It works perfectly in most every situation. Installing the software was easy and the newest version of the software works even better. Only problem I have is that if I'm scanning a document I cannot use the auto-connect feature because it will automatically disconnect in the middle of a scan (2 pages or more).
Works great for Canon multi-function units and Vista
Edison "hightech lover", Amazon
20 November 2007
Summary: Updated May 19, 2008 The device was repaired and Silex also loaded the latest firmware on it. With the new firmware, it can now auto connect and disconnect the Canon 530 Multifunction unit, so that anyone over the network can fax or print from it. I was told the problem was the faulty power supply, not really the unit itself.
Summary: The device works, sort of. It loses the correct IP address if you place it as a favorite so you have to manually connect and disconnect a computer to the printer. Not seemless, or transparent. Also, it won't work with Windows 98. At least you can generate a spool directory to hold your printouts until you can get connected. It's tolerable for a home network, but I wouldn't put up with it in a business environment.
Summary: I had a similar experience with the reviewer here. It has a much more stable driver than the KeySpan USB (4-A)'s, but it simply is not compatible -- even with a brand like Hewlett Packard! It can sometimes recognizes the printer but can't print, scan, or fax.
Summary: This gadget is supposed to act as a USB device server, meaning you're supposed to be able to access ANY USB device connected to it, over the network from any networked PC (on the same subnet). Neat. The hardware itself and software is very good-- very stable. Connected to a LAN, you can set the IP address manually or via DHCP. There's a client software that you install on your pc, which then connects to the usb server and lists all usb devices connected to it.
USB-Port im Netzwerk - fast wie die eingebaute USB
31 October 2006
Summary: Seit mehr als einem Jahr habe ich den Silex SX-1000U im Einsatz und bin sehr zufrieden damit. Vor allem das mitgelieferte Tool "SX Virtual Link" ist einfach zu bedienen. 1. Der Vorbericht ============== Zunächst einmal möchte ich auf den Bericht hinweisen, der sich bereits zu diesem Artikel hier befindet. Die dort genannten Ausführungen bezüglich Funktionsumfang und Installation kann ich durchweg bestätigen. Leichte Probleme hatte ich Anfangs mit der Firewall.
Summary: ##### Was kann das Teil? ##### Es verbindet USB-Geräte mit dem Netzwerk, sodaß jeder Benutzer die Geräte so nutzen kann, als ob diese direkt an seinem Computer angeschlossen wären. ##### Anschlüsse/Technik/Preis ##### 1x USB 2.0 (A) 1x Ethernet 10 Base-T / 100 Base-T (autosensing) 1x Strom Protokoll: TCP/IP max 15 Endgeräte (über USB-Hub; nicht mitgeliefert) Konfiguration: Web-Interface Stromverbrauch: 5W Preis: In Deutschland ab 86 Euro inkl USt. Seit 6.