Summary: I have an older laser printer (NEC Superscript 870) which has been bulletproof for many years, but it only has a parallel port. I had connected to it prior via another parallel port print server device (D-Link DP-301P+), but it was behaving erratically in recent months. I don't normally buy TrendNet products but wanted to give this unit a try since the price was comparable and the other reviews seemed positive.
Summary: This product works great and installs pretty easily. The only problem I had was clearance issues. There was not enough room around my parallel plug-in for the bulk case to fit. TRENDnet really should have given it a 1" extention at the plug to increase the fit potential. I suspect that the wireless version has the same issue (the body looks identical in the pictures, except for the antenna).
Works well for Mac but requires cutting of HP 6P plastic case
5 June 2010
Summary: I am using this with an HP Laserjet 6P with postscript with both Mac (10.5 and 10.6) and Windows (XP and 7). I had to cut out part of the back of my HP 6P printer to get it to fit (open up the connector section). Even with the cutout, there is a metal piece of the printer that creates a tight fit - but it does fit. That said, it works very well after installation and IP address settings change.
Summary: The print server was shipped promptly by Amazon. This print server was relatively easy to install and has, so far, operated flawlessly. We use it to print from our wireless laptops to an old but excellent HP laser printer (HP Laserjet 4 Plus....which uses a parallel port interface, not a USB port interface) It should be noted that this IS NOT a wireless print server. It must be connected with a RJ45 network cable to the router.
Summary: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) couldn't see the 5MP via AppleTalk, and the HP print servers were discontinued long ago. Read positive reviews of this unit and figured it was worth a shot. Installation using the supplied CD from Windows XP (running in VM Ware Fusion) was a piece of cake, took about 5 minutes. About a minute at each computer in the network switching the default printer to the print server.
Summary: Excellent print server. Installation was a bit of a pain because the default address conflicted with something else on my network and I had to connect to it off the network using a spare hub to reset the address. I suggest "pinging" the default address before you try to install the unit to make sure it's free.
Summary: This is the second time around for me and this device. The first device unexpectedly stopped working after a year or so of faithful work, no idea why.... Setup is somewhat problematic as the default IP address is 192.168.0.1! I do not use the .0. subnet, but once I work around this issue and give it a proper fixed IP address it works fine. I only use the web interface as the disk setup is geared toward Windows.