Summary: This device came defective. It started transmitting, and almost finished the setup process, but then dropped its signal. I was attempting to configure using an Alienware laptop that literally pulls in 15 to 20 signals from all around my neighborhood, but this device would not show.
Pros: Small, compact. Easy to return when it doesn't work.
Cons: Defective transmitter. No way to attach to your printer in a way that would keep the antenna up. Power cable not long enough for certain situations. No way to configure through a wired PC on your network.
Excerpt: Customer Service could not get this Print Server to work with Windows 8, unless I changed the IP address of my computer and hacked into the computer and router in a two hour process of using DOS, rebooting 7 times, etc. would not recommend for any Windows 8 users.
Excerpt: This wireless print server is compatible with a great many printers but it might be wise to download the compatibility list at the TP-Link web site to see if your printer is listed.... unless you are a certified risk taker.
Pros: value, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance
Summary: It took me a few hours to get it working. The hangup was in getting the wireless printers parameters to EXACTLY match my router's. After that, it worked fine. If a printer dies, I can simply unplug the wireless print server and move it to another printer. Negative: there is no email tech support.
Summary: Of course Newegg has the best price, shipping, and service, but this restriction was not include in online description
Pros: None yet
Cons: The description fails to specify this device works with non-GDI/CAPT printers. Do a search to verify your printer is not one of the non supported printers. Many common low priced printers are in this category.
Summary: In my case, I had different local ip addresses than the hardware's default so I could not go by the documentation entirely if I didn't change my router (I would not). I think that's why others said the documentation isn't good or that the setup is difficult.
Summary: The set-up instructions are difficult to follow, not at all clear and after four hours of attempting to get this device to work I gave up, configuration was never saved to the print server so I never got to the stage of actually printing anything via this device.
Pros: When it works it's fine, it's a print server and it seems to work with a lot of printers
Cons: After it has been on for a few days it freezes and the only way to get it back is power cycling. I don't print that much and it seems more a nuisance than it's worth to have to cycle power every time I want to print something. Even with the latest firmware it still has this problem.