Summary: Given the IPX, NetBEUI, SNMP, and AppleTalk support this would have been an awesome device to have in 1995.
Pros: Tiny. Boots insanely fast.
Cons: This product doesn't seem work with newer Macs. I tried the following protocols from a 10.9 machine: IPP: No response. LPD: Printed one job, then froze. SMB: Unable to connect. AppleTalk: Unable to test. It looks like OS X dropped support for AppleTalk about 5 years ago. Anything running Snow Leo...
Works with USB after my HP P4515 internal card died.
Paul N., Newegg
19 August 2014
Summary: (MARIO M. gave detailed instructions in these reviews on 5/25/14) I used a network cable plugged directly into my laptop that had only accessed the network via WiFi, so I could skip down to about step #5.
Pros: I wanted to use it on a mixed peer-to-peer network of Windows 7 and 8.1 computers. It works perfect for me. I choose this one because it appeared to be the newest newegg had. While the IOGEAR GPSU21 had the most reviews, it also appeared to be the most ancient.
Cons: It comes with a weird default IP address of 192.168.2.2. After following the included instructions and changing it, using the brower-based configuration interface it worked perfectly. (Of course it's NOT Bi-Directional, forget about using it with a scanner/MFP.)
Working great with my Epson Artisan 50 and Windows 7 & 8 clients
MARIO M., Newegg
25 May 2014
Summary: * Here is the setup procedure that I used: 1. Connect the print server to your network switch/router. 2. If your home network's subnet is 192.168.2.X, then goto step 9. 3. Change your computer's network adapter TCPIP settings to use a static IP of 192.168.2.1 instead of DHCP. 4.
Pros: + Works very well as a TCPIP Print Server. + Can be setup entirely from the brower-based configuration interface. You do not need to use the included utility. + Reliability has been rock solid.
Cons: - The browser interface could be prettier and more intuitive. You click Setup Wizard at the top menu of the UI to edit configuration items.
Summary: I should have paid more attention to the other reviews here. This thing is impossible to set up and I am still waiting for an RMA from Startech. Their tech support guy could not get any of our PCs to recognize either of the two print servers we were trying to set up -- even wired directly into the...
Summary: Here Message from Newegg, # Unfortunately, our records indicate that the manufacturer's parts warranty for this product has expired. Please contact the product manufacturer for additional service options.
Pros: Small, seem to be nice package.
Cons: IT DOES NOT WORK! I am now, get a chance to install it...
Summary: Anyone who has gotten this to work with Win 7 64 bit care to share exactly how they did that?
Pros: Unlike some other cheap print servers at least this one works (more-or-less).
Cons: Stupid default IP address 192.168.2.2 ? Come on! At least default to DHCP and let me print off the config. Have not been able to get it to work with Win 7 64 bit. Provided software will not work on Win 7. Won't work via TCP/IP and LPR. Won't work via TCP/IP and RAW.
Summary: Also it doesn't work as a scanner server for those who have all in one printers
Pros: works as a print server using Windows 7 64bit
Cons: setup was a bit of a pain and like the previous reviews say to give it a static IP they are right. For those who aren't very familiar with networking make sure your router is set to give it a static IP as well, not just the print server set to be static.
Summary: Just spend another 50$ and buy a new printer that you can plug into your network. It's easier and will be less hassle than dealing with this.
Pros: It's a print server that mostly works
Cons: Sometimes it's funky about things. Sometimes you have to unplug it in order to get it to accept print jobs. It's easier just to buy a printer with a network jack and hook it up to your network directly.