Summary: Had a few moments of WTF when setting this up, but after a quick Google search, I figured out the ip setting problem I was having. Fixed that and it is working great. Can print on my downstairs laser printer from the upstairs computer now so wifey is happy. And happy wife = happy life.
Pros: Easy way to make a USB printer a Network Printer
Summary: WARNING: check what kind of printer you have first before purchasing. DO NOT BUY IF YOU HAVE HOST BASED PRINTER. Bought this for HP 1006 printer. The setup was a little tough because it used 192.168.0.1 as its ip, while many routers use this as their default ip. Had to change my router's ip... After setting up, and reading through the instructions, trying this on a vista 32bit, vista 64bit, and windows 7 64bit, it would not print.
Pros: -not sure, -could not tell you, -I guess it works on some computers...
Cons: -Does not warn of which printers are compatible or not compatible, -tries to use 192.168.0.1 as its ip, which is many popular router it's (DLink)
Summary: I bought this unit to connect my Canon iP6700D to the network, mainly so I could access from my Vista 64bit Laptop. Configuring the sever itself was a breeze, I just had to change my IP temporary to 192.168.0.2 - the default IP for the server is 192.168.0.1. Once I was in, it took only a few seconds to change the IP to match my regular network/IP.
Pros: Small, compact, easy to configure the server itself
Cons: Difficult to configure attached printers under Vista
Summary: This print server is just what I needed. I love the size of the box. It's not clunky like some competitive products. I've always been happy with TRENDnet products, and this one didn't let me down. Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit doesn't have a problem it. The setup was a small challenge because the default IP address for the print server is 192.168.* and my home network is 10.1.
Pros: Fast, Highly Compatible, Reliable, Works with Windows 7
Summary: I have not been able to get this thing to work from multiple computers and with multiple printers. The unit claims it sees my printer, claims it has received a print request, and then it doesn't print, yet printing occurs when I connect the printers directly to the computers. Thus, I recommend you avoid the unit to avoid potentially wasting as much time with it as I have.
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. Too bad it doesn't support two USB printers in the same sized unit.
Summary: Wow. Definitely a product to avoid. Installation went fine under XP until I tried to print. Not only did nothing print, but I started to get "Spooler subsystem app has encountered a problem and needs to close" crash messages. In order to reset the spooler subsystem, I had to download and install a fix from Microsoft, which seems to have brought things back to normal.
Summary: Recently put in one of these print servers and am quite happy with it, was easy to set up in Windows XP and Vista 32 bit, however my 64 bit vista needed some work... In the end, was quick and easy to set-up, and does it's job nicely!
Pros: Shares a USB Printer relatively painlessly in terms of setup
Cons: Doesn't seem to like windows vista 64 bit with the configuration software
Summary: I cannot begin to tell you how poor the product support is for this piece of junk. It will NOT work with an OfficeJet of any kind - forget even trying to set up the printer as a multi-function device. I couldn't even get it to recognize the printer via USB cable. No tech support to speak of, and the manual is pure garbage. Returning tomorrow to try a real brand. DO NOT BUY THIS P.O.S.