Summary: Although I'm not a computer novice, this unit was hard to install. While the green LAN (Ethernet) light came on when plugged into the router or DSL modem, it didn't work when plugged directly into my PC or laptop. Someone here wrote that in such case you need a "crossover" ethernet cable (or adapter). THANK YOU! I learned that routers have the smarts to figure our what type of unit is plugged in, and automatically assign transmit and receive signals to the proper pins.
Works Great, after you're done setting up it up...
Nicholas A. Keehn, Amazon
23 May 2007
Summary: The server works great on my HP 2200. It's fast, reliable and can be easily velcro-ed to the side. Downside, it's got to be the single most difficult piece of hardware I've ever had to setup. NO WIZARD! Anyway, I followed the instructions to the letter and after setting my network IP address back to normal, the box would cease to work. I tried a bunch of things to get it to work, but in the end it was something simple.
Summary: I could not get the wireless portion to connect for a while. While searching for a solution, this site was at the top of the list so I decided to post my fix here. It seems that when the 311U is configured using the ancient-looking PS Admin utility, it has a small bug/feature. PS Admin converts the wireless SSID to ALL CAPS where as my wireless network name has mixed case.
Summary: I bought the product 2 weeks before and I have a thought this will work with all printers but not. D Link technical support is very bad I called at least 10 times to find my printer is compatible or not. User manual is not complete so configuration is very difficult. Changing the IP Address manually and re assigning the new IP Address is very difficult. And it cause problem for other wireless divices (Mouse,Keyboard,Wireless web camera and External wireless hard disk).
The most difficult thing in the world to configure
Chip Gandy, Amazon
29 July 2006
Summary: Problem #1 - out of hte box, these units are assigned 192.168.0.10 as an IP address. find if your network is on the .0 subnet. So I had to change my entire network over to this in order to get it configured. Problem #2 - once changed, now i have Ip address issues because of the existing clients picking up the .10 address. Problem #3 - If you incorrectly specificy the SSID/wep key or IP address, you have to put it back to the defaults and start over.
Summary: I have a D-link router, and I couldn't even get this thing to connect wirelessly. It works if connected with a ethernet wire, but that isn't really the point, is it? I called customer support, and the call dropped 4 TIMES!!!! Even when I was able to stay connected, they obviously weren't listening to me, and were of no use in the end. I'm off to go return. Save your time, money, and aggrevation. Avoid this like the plague.
DP 311U does not work for me and the tech support is terrible!
Mike "Mike", Amazon
2 March 2006
Summary: I bought this DP-311U print server. I set it up according to the manual and i can print from different computers to the printer. However, a few hours later, it stopped working. I disconnect then reconnect everything, it started to work again. But a few hours later this same thing happened again. I called the tech people at D-link and started to explain the problem when the line was disconnected. I thought this must be an accident. I called again.
Summary: Had wireless running for a year with no problems. Purchased the DP-311u for my laser-fax, made sure it was compatible with the print server. got it hooked up and all went to hell. Called tech, spent 2 days with and went from a working network to a dead dls/router (another d-link product). they recomend I send it to them for a inspection and see if I can get a replacement (ha, ha I'd be paying for shipping and that's it, over a year you get nothing).
Summary: I bought this unit over a year ago and still haven't figured out how to work it. I have used the D-link wireless router with no trouble, but no matter what I do, I can't get the print server to work properly. This is after hours with their customer service people and doing everytihing possible. Based on other people's reviews this unit actually does work. It just hasn't for me.