Pros: Great print server when first installed (tho documentation poor).
Cons: Impossible to reinstall my print server after the network's router was changed - can't access the print server at any known address - and built-in "reset to default" procedure doesn't work so can't access print server to reconfigure.
Summary: My husband volunteers as a computer administrator at an elementary school. Someone donated an HP Color Laserjet 3700 printer (high quality, high volume color laser, no longer made). The only issue with the HP 3700 was that the network card was starting to fail; sometimes it worked, sometimes not. A new NIC for the 3700 was $200+ with no warranty. Tried the WGPS606 print server even though the HP 3700 was not on the supported list. It worked great.
Summary: This print server works just as described with no downfalls. The configuration gave me a few problems but nothing a call to customer service couldn't fix. Overall great product, I would def buy again.
Summary: This print server is a pain for your average user, but when you look at the benefits like 2 USB ports, 4 ethernet ports plus the wireless functionality with WPA-PSK security I personaly think it's worth it, for only $35.00 it's a steal. Well of course you could find something really easy to setup like the latest new external hard drives with netwoking capabilities, even print server functionality but that cost about 5 times the price of this unit(5x$35) These are my...
Summary: We have never gotten this thing to work the way it should. We followed all directions possible, the printer would make noises, but for some reason the connection kept timing out before any document would print. We tried it with Windows and Mac operating systems, but neither worked. Finally, we put all computers on the same wireless workgroup/network and connected the printer to one fixed computer to print. This has been working great!
Summary: Box and NG help desk said Lexmark E342n was not supported. We used free trial of Cisco Network Magic to facilitate the install. I use the print server to remotely access the Lexmark and an HP 6210 "all in one". Everything is working very well. As noted above, NG help desk was anything but helpful. If you can get it to install with a "non-supported" printer, it works just fine.
Summary: One of these at home, connecting two printers and a NAS wirelessly, one at work connecting two printers to wired ethernet. This thing is versatile, which is probably exactly why some people have had trouble. Since it basically connects a USB device to the network, a lot of devices Netgear doesn't list will work. But at full price, trying isn't a good bet.
Summary: got it to provide wireless internet connection for Sony Bravia LCD TV. Followed simple setup instructions and had it operational in less than 20 minutes. Works very good with my wireless network to provide access to internet features of TV.
Summary: No issues encountered setting it up. It is successfully allowing a small office to share a Brother MFC 8660DN USB multifunction printer, which is not on the list of compatible printers as of 02/2010. We're not attempting to share any functions besides printing, though. Follow the instructions carefully, in the order they tell you to do them. I hit a glitch at first but it was my fault for not doing as I was told....
Summary: I spent over a year working with their online tech support (which is awful) trying to get it to work, and after spending countless hours trying fixes that never worked they finally told me that it must be defective hardware. Of course, by then I'd spent so long working with tech support that the warranty was no longer valid. I wish they had just wasted my money instead of my money and my time. I don't recommend buying any NETGEAR product, and especially not this one.