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This thing is brilliant and infuriating at the same time. Does it work? Yes but, I have experienced 2 problems.
Problem #1 - Running on a Windows 10 Network, installing the printer as a TCP/IP printer, no issues, if you are the administrator. Minor issue, send a print job, Windows reports an error but still prints fine. If you are not the owner/admin of the computer, the problems come up. As a user, I can install the printer, but it won't print. I have to install as the owner/admin. However, sending a print job (a single copy) as the user and I start getting endless prints of that single copy. I have to power cycle the printer and this unit to get it to stop. Could be the way it communicates to the HP Printer, but this is a pain in the butt since I don't want the kids to be admin/owners on their computer, but would still like to grant them the ability to print their homework.
Problem #2 is more of an annoyance. Randomly, this thing starts flooding the network with traffic like it's performing a DOS attack. Once we figured out what was going on, we just unplug it and plug it back in to get it to stop.
Well it was pretty easy to set up, however you need to install software on every darn computer you want to print with and it redirects your ports which take some time and energy to undo. I could already “share” the printer with Windows, I wanted to be able to print to it with my iPad and iPhone but I had issues with that, so I uninstalled it and the software everywhere, then played around trying to get things back the way they were, disappointed with it.
Brought this for my USB eco tank printer G1200. I use MAC Book and it was extremely easy to configure.
MAC users, follow the simple instructions provided in the booklet that comes with the device. The only thing that you need to get is the IP Address assigned to the device by your router. Just use the IP assigned by the router while following the instructions. Your wireless printer is ready.
Compré este servidor de impresión con la idea de poner una SAMSUNG ML-1915 en red y oh sorpresa, ni siguiendo el manual me detecta la impresora, pensé que era por el modelo o algo más así que puse una HP-840c y tampoco funcionó, una total decepción, al final terminé por instalar una PC mini con todo lo necesario para compartir no solo impresoras. Ojalá que no sea el caso de otros usuarios con este producto.
The product does work eventually but the setup isn't easy. It had a website interface that doesn't appear in chrome only in IE. It won't install a printer without the program, so you can't just add in a new wireless printer from windows 10 as you would with an actual wireless printer. The Mac setup was actually somewhat easier. But in both cases you have to follow the instructions step by step. Any missed letter in an input field and your cooked. I just hope it all keeps working in a few weeks after the power cycles for some reason.
This little print server works quite well, but has to be power cycled once every three months or so. Firmware is very outdated (2009) and administration interface is http only (no encrypted communication). By default, administration also requires no password.
Plus: no special software installation required on client computers (Linux, Windows) - you still need a printer driver, of course Note: does not support fax or scan functions on multifunction printers, which is also stated by the manufacturer
Bottom line: nice, inexpensive print server for a home or home office network. For any environment that has untrusted or "semi-trusted" users, like a business/office setting, I would not recommend this device due to the weak security.
Had this print server in a small business environment and on a number of occasions it has froze up and crashed the entire network. If you have this in your network and one day everything is unresponsive and you cannot access the network - try removing this unit.
An odd device. Not that user friendly or intuitive, but if you need to network and old style USB printer, it does the job. Just make sure you, or someone nearby understands DHCP on your network so you can reserve/set a static IP and forget about it. Just a heads up, This will stop any return communication from the printer that formerly worked over USB. Ink monitoring and other 'features' will stop working as the printer will be telling this device that info, but without the manufacturer's software to interpret.
After getting tired of my wife messing with the USB cables in my office, I decided to make the purchase. It was easy to setup and small enough to hide. After re-doing all the printer settings on all of our laptops, everyone is extremely happy and can print from anywhere in the house.