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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 Firmware is very outdated (2009) and administration interface is http only (no encrypted communication).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.
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.
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.
I purchased this print server to get my Epson Stylus Photo R200 to be available on my network using an IP address. The printer only has a USB port and I wanted to be able to use it from my MacBook Pro laptop using Wi-Fi through my router. It didn't work at all even from my Windows PC using ethernet connection. The list of compatible printers didn't list my printer but it did say that not being on the list did not mean it wouldn't work - only that it hadn't been tested, Anyway I would suggest you don't waste your money on this if your printer isn't on the list of compatible printers.