Summary: This is a great print server and it should get 5 stars. However, someone in there infinite wisdom set the Ip to static instead of DHCP. The IP address is set to 192.168.0.10. If you are like like most of us our IP is 192.168.1. Once you can get the IP changed it is easy to set up. I did not use their software. You can easily web in and set the print server and then go to add a TPC/IP printer on your PC.
Summary: The reviews made me a little skeptical, but I'm glad I bought this. I previously had a USB printer hooked up to our office network through a wireless router that had USB ports on it. We've moved to a bigger setup, and the router was moved to a new location. But, we still needed network access to the USB printer. I was afraid we would have to run proprietary software on everybody's computers in order to print. Definitely not the case.
Summary: I didn't have too much trouble getting the USB variant to work (I used the NETGEAR WNCE2001 Universal WiFi Internet Adapter to get wireless networking because the wireless version of this print server seemed a bit sketchy from reviews), but I'll put in the short instructions for more advanced users: * This device will start up and configure itself to 192.168.0.10 with a netmask of 255.255.255.0, but the wrinkle is that you have to set yourself to be 192.168.0.101 or else...
Summary: After repeated failures with another brand server, I tried this one. You should read the instructions, but it's almost a "plug it in and it just works" device. I hooked it up to 3 different printers, and it seems to work with everything.
Summary: • Helpful mfr article about setting up PS for WinXP/2K (and beyond): www.tp-link.fr/article/?id=181 • Suggested (Windows): turn off bi-directional support ("Ports" tab on printer properties dialog) as this should stop spoolers on Windows clients from re-queuing cancelled jobs. • Online posts revealed several suggestions to NOT use supplied mfr install disk but rather do the few steps manually.
Pros: • inexpensive • simple and fairly intuitive (HTTP) interface
Cons: • Hard-coded initial network address of 192.168.0.10; It •is• configurable, but the problem is connecting to the device if you're not on a 192.168.0… subnet. • No way to store/restore settings — not that there are •that• many items to configure • Difficult to determine if later version of firmware exists; Between what's reported on the configuration interface and what's listed on the manufacturer's site, I don't know which is later. There is no, "check for update" abi...
Dependable & stable USB print server. I really like it, but knocked off 1 star for documentation.
16 March 2013
Summary: TP-Link makes really dependable products that generally sell for considerably less than the competition. So I decided to give the TP-Link USB2.0 Port Fast Ethernet Print Server (TL-PS110U) a try, especially seeing as their other products in my home network are working perfectly . Its a "install it and forget it" device. Have not even had to reset it once since powering it up. A HP 812C DeskJet printer (USB 1.0) is connected.
Works great, poor setup software and instructions.
16 September 2012
Summary: The device worked perfectly with my home network and plugged into my HP Laserjet 6P. It is printer driver independent. It has one BIG PROBLEM. The enclosed software is very old and really written for Windows XP. The default IP is 192.169.0.whatever. If your home network is on 192.168.1.whatever, your network will not see this device. In order to change the default network, you must connect an ethernet cable to the device and into your laptop or desktop computer.
Pros: I can print wirelessly from my laptop again!
Cons: Bought to replace a Netgear USB print server that croaked after several years of service. Took a while to figure out how to set up this TP-link on my Windows 7 laptop. After setting up with the included installation CD, it failed to print. Thanks to the instructions from the "Make it work" review, I was able to get it to work. I didn't have to temporarily change my computer IP address or anything like others stated. For my laptop running XP, it set up flawlessly using...