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First it lets you connect a USB printer directly to your network eliminating the need to dedicate a PC to print serving chores. Using a PrintServer frees up your "print share PC" so you do not have to leave it on all the time. It also removes the printing bottleneck and sets your PC free to do more useful work.
Each port independently negotiates the best speed and half- or full- duplex mode for up to Mbps of bandwidth per port. Fast store and forward switching prevents damaged packets from being passed on into the network. A user-friendly Setup Wizard makes installation easy the compact case fits anywhere and the one megabyte print buffer size handles even large graphics-intensive print jobs.
Share a printer with everyone on your network works with most USB printers. Connect your printer directly to the network with no need to dedicate a PC to print server chores. Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock. Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color:.
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Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. After reading reviews about this product, I was a little skeptical about how well it would work. However, given the prospect of being able to turn a PC off, I was willing to give it a try. The setup of the device itself was easy. Since it has a built in switch, I didn't have to run more CAT-5, I just plugged what I had in and connected the provided cable between the PC and the switch.
They even provide a USB cable! You actually don't need to use their software to do this - it can all be done from the configuration web page. I've read reviews that said the device ran very hot. Mine is running cool as a cucumber! The case is made from sturdy metal and is rather small. It is easily tucked away to the side. The difficulty came in with setting up the printers on my various PCs. This was pretty straighforward on Windows XP. I found out that you don't need the Linksys software for that either!
You just need the printer driver software for your printer. Configuring the printer on Vista was challenging, but with some Googling, I was able to find a solution. The short version is on Vista, you need to configure it as a locally attached printer this is counterintuitive but specify an IP port. At some point you enter the IP address and in the end, you have a working printer!
The only bummer is that I can't get bi-directional to work. This wasn't a surprise. I can live with this My printer is a Canon IP All you lose with no bi-directional support are ink status messages, paper jam messages, paper out messages, etc.
You'll get an error, but no indication why I dinged a star because it was difficult to find information on using this with Windows Vista. I wish that I could give it zero stars. The configuration software does not work. The device never shows up to be configured. There is no support from the manufacturers website. I regret this purchase. I have completely no problem on installing and setting it up.
I have a HP multimedia inkjet printer and 6 pcs, 5 connected to the hub and one laptop is wirelessly connected. I set up and installed this server by just following the instructions came in the box. After I installed the software driver, it immediately recognized my printer. The only thing I feel bothering is that every PC has to setup in order to recognize the printer. The setup is not difficult because once you installed the software in one PC, the print server driver is already available for every PC, all you have to do is to use the 'Add Printer' function of Windows to add the printer, using the driver that is already installed it will show up in the drop down list.
There is a trick when doing this. When you start the Add Printer function, it will keep asking you to provide a place to find the printer driver which we need to use the driver that we have already installed, not the OEM driver , but you have no way to get that because it is not in the other PC.
All you have to do is to use any dirver that Windows provides. After the printer is added, go back and modify it, locate the driver that we have already installed from the drop down list. That is it. So far I have no problem in using my printer from different PCs. Good price and good product. I received this unit and could not get it to work with a Canon Multipass F Customer service at Linksys tried for about an hour to talk me through setting it up before admitting that it probably wouldn't work because the printer was a multifunction or "all-in-one" model.
I appreciated their coming clean about it but I wish they had mentioned that in the production description posted on Amazon. I got my money back from TigerDirect. You may want to do what Linksys advised me to do after-the-fact, call your printer manufacturer and ask which USB printservers will work with your particular model. The HP site and Linksys sites did not specifically name this one as compatible but we tried it anyway.
Setup would have taken longer for the other family members, and not been as easy, as they would have had to read the instructions and figure out how to add the router to the existing configuration, so not quite five stars on this one. Reduced from 4 stars to 2, due to this reliability issue. Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. DPReview Digital Photography.
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