Summary: This was a fair-priced and easy to install print server. We only have a few computers we need to intstall and this fit what we were looking for perfect. The install-cd walked us through the steps fairly quickly and logically. No real problems and the wireless printing is working well.
Excerpt: I installed two TEW-MFP1 servers on my home network. One was attached to a Canon iP4920 and the other to a Canon Pro9000. Now my three computers can share these printers. Each computer runs on a different OS (XP, 7 & 8.1). Only setup problem was caused by my Norton Security Suite. I had to assign fixed IP addresses to the servers so that they could be configured as "Full Trust" in the Norton "Network Security Map". Now everything is working great.
Pros: I found the system works with older Microsoft Vista, but with windows 8 it is another issue.
Cons: The manual is not useful, at all. It does not tell you anything about the secondary menu were you really configure the printer, also were it allows you to how to sign in to your WIFI security system. It work with my vista Desk top, but even after installing the new Firmware, it did not want to work with my Laptop upstairs, and the Printer that I wanted to set up as a WIFI. The manual is no help, and neither is going online to short of contacting Trendnet. This product...
Cons: Piece of junk after getting this home unpack it installed the Unit installed the soft wear 4 times down loaded off there web site tried to get to work and still would not work then went on line and seen the bad reviews other wrote about it They should stop making this it junk.
Pros: Sounds like a great concept -- being able to use a regular printer from anywhere in the house, without its having to be attached to a computer.
Cons: Where to start? It DOESN'T WORK. I have messed with it and gotten so frustrated I had to quit, numerous times. Unfortunately I went past the point of no return for NewEgg, and that infuriates me even more, that I can't get my money back (and WHY is this so expensive, anyway?). I actually believed it was my problem because I have had excellent success with Trendnet routers in the past. But I came on here to gripe, and, lo and behold, 5 other people are saying the exact...
Summary: On a final disappointing note, it takes several minutes for ONE print job to come through, IF the computer manages to actually get it through the utility.
Pros: Small form factor and wireless
Cons: Half the time, the utility required to print to this device doesn't actually pass the print job. Secondly, the utility is NOT Windows 8 compatible yet, but nowhere is that mentioned. Lastly, you CANNOT manually setup a port to print to this device - you MUST go through their utility. Useless and a waste of $50.
Excerpt: Although i had never heard of this product brand before, I decided to try it since my old print server wasn't Windows 7 compatable. This took all of a few minutes to get this setup and working on 4 computers. Simple setup and instructions and it works perfectly.