Works great... simple install, just follow the install guide
10 February 2014
Pros: This thing is tiny, the pictures here don't give you an idea on how small the device really is, it's smaller than a deck of cards. I was able to install it under my desk very discretely. Follow the quick install guide and you can easily get this working on your network. Most people don't default their network to the .0. subnet (read 192.168.0.1 subnet..... most default to the 192.168.1.1 subnet). Either way, the setup guide on the provided CD guides you thru setting u...
Pros: Affordable print server, does what I need it to. I was able to print to it from the local network and over a site to site IPSEC VPN. Installer seemed to work fine on Vista 32bit.
Cons: Poor software. Does not detect print server on local network after IP settings were configured. It simply doesn't find it on Windows 7 64bit. The software setup should optionally give you the ability to specify an IP address. I think this would help solve a lot of peoples problems even though it shouldn't be that hard to write software to correctly detect a network print server. See other thoughts for manual install.
Pros: Small, reliable, converts my old USB laser printer to a network printer.
Cons: A little quirky to setup. You need to temporarily set your computers IP address to a 192.168.0.x setup otherwise the included software won't find the server on your network. Once it's found though, you can change it's IP address to match your standard network setup (I don't recommend setting it for DHCP)
Pros: Small, easy t configure prints the test page
Cons: Bought based on numerous positive reviews. But it did not work for me. I had this set up on my home network with a mix of Windows XP, Vista and 7; connected to Canon MP600. The print server initially works, but stops responding after a couple of jobs are sent, in two ways: 1) you cannot print and 2) the web management user interface stops working, too. No unusual lights on the box itself. Spent 20 minutes on the phone with a support person with a heavy Chinese accent,...
Cons: Does not come pre-configured for DHCP. Therefore, one needs either a Windows box in order to run the configuration application from the included CD or the know-how to configure a network interface on a computer to match the private IP subnet that the server is pre-configured for.
Pros: It is very small. Works great with the Samsung ML-2525 I just bought at Newegg. The default IP address is written on the bottom so you can use a browser to change the IP address to what you want.
Cons: The instructions tell you to set the port to lpt1 which is absolutely bogus. You would think it would be corrected at the manufacturer's website but it is not. The only thing useful on the CD is the abilitity to set the IP address of the router but it is deceptively placed where it looks like you are setting a password.