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The WIFI wireless functionality of my Canon MX472 failed. Rather than connect and print to it from the USB port, I bought this Print Server and connected it to the ethernet port on my Comcast cable modem/router. As usual, once I loaded the Canon printer driver my MAC wirelessly & easily connected to the StarTech print server, (even my Windows shell using the Parallels Desktop S/W. The other PC running Windows 10 took some manual configuring to get it working. So I was able to save and keep using my Canon MX472 printer. This is ideal for connecting a stand alone printer with a USB port and allow it to be networked via your home router.
I used this to connect my Canon Pro9500II to my network. I wanted to have it available on the network without being connected to a PC. I plugged in the device. It got an IP number using DHCP, and I want static IP's on my network, so I accessed its configuration page and changed that. I used an IP scanner to find it. You have to first change it from DHCP to static and submit that. When It comes back, you can then change the IP. After that, I installed the software and ran it. It found and installed the printer. Easy to do, and the printer works. If you don't mind having a system assigned IP address for the printer, you should be able to just plug it in, install the software, run it, and it will be ready to use.
Replacing a DPR1260, which had worked for almost 10 years until a recent power hit.
1. You have to load a CD to load Net Printer Wizard App and the USB server. Yikes. 2. You have to provide drivers because the App only supports a few native printers. More Yikes. Requires the dreaded Windows Restart. One of our PC's is slow. That took 10 minutes. 3. You are printing to a USB app that points to your printer. I would rather it say "Brother 7040", but nope, I get something like usb_asj8el3o (copy 1). Oh well.
After getting it done. It works well. To be honest the DPR1260 setup required me to write the WIndows Hosts file, so this is easier, but not simple.
Received it the other day. However, the one page quick instruction wasn't helpful at all. I played with it, but unable to figure out why it kept saying offline. 1 am Sunday morning, I was able to find a tech who knew exactly how to fix the problem. He even remote logged in to my computer and fixed the problem. He gave it a permanent IP address and it hasn't failed yet. THANK YOU!