Summary: To date I still haven't been able to get my print sever from Linksys to work as advertised. the problem lies with the print server's IOS, and the operating systems I am using. First they don't tell you that the Linksys print server does not work with a 64bit vista system ( the main reason for my purchase) Linksys has no drivers that will work with Vista or Windows7.
You'll Need Hair Replacement Surgery If You Plan to Try Running This Device with Windows7
Herman Jacobs, Amazon
10 June 2010
Summary: I would strongly suggest that the description of this product on Amazon should state prominently that "according to the manufacturer, Linksys, the WPSM54G is not compatible with Windows7," because that is exactly what Linksys tech support will tell you if you contact them for assistance. Two Questions: 1. Are you planning to install this device on a machine running Windows7? 2. Is your time worth more than five dollars per hour?
Summary: This print server seemed like a great idea. Unfortunately, it was a pain to set up, and I finally realized it wasn't compatible with my printer. Nothing in the product info warned me about this. Seller has a no return policy. My loss.
Summary: Whew! 5 hours and it's finally working. Mine is a mixed household of PC and Mac. Running OSX and Windows 7 made this install a bit complicated. Linksys created install software for this device that is not kept current. I had to install it from Windows XP running on Bootcamp on my Mac because it is not supported on Windows 7. No updated downloadable installs that I could find.
Summary: When I purchased this product nowhere does it state in the review that it will not work with windows 7.After being on the phone for 45 min. I found this out. When trying to install it on an xp machine I had it rendered the computer useless till I uninstalled the half of the program I had gotten to load. After two or 3 attempts I decided to return the product. only to find out it was non-returnable. This also was not stated in any reviews I read before purchasing.
Summary: Do not buy this item if you have Vista. Like several other reviewers, I purchased this item but not only would it not install and work, it re-wrote registry level files on the laptop. The Linksys software would not uninstall, and it disabled the System Restore function so it could not be removed. Linksys "Customer Service" was beyond awful!!
Summary: Typical of a Linksys product the auto set-up disc didn't work, and instructions for manual set-up were lacking. I spent about 45 minutes on the phone with tech support, who, to their credit, tried very hard to help me. In the end we got the print server working, but, if you let the printer run out of paper you have to go through the set-up again. When it works it is fine, but obvioulsy there are some bugs. This is the second print server I have purchase from Linksys.