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1. D-Link DP-301P+ Fast Ethernet
$105.44 list($129.99)
2. D-Link DP-G310 Wireless Print
$86.99 $69.99 list()
3. D-Link DP-311P Wireless 802.11b
$174.79 $139.88 list($219.95)
4. D-Link DI-824VUP Cable/dsl Rtr
$77.99 $77.75 list($99.99)
5. D-Link DI-707P Ethernet Broadband
$57.99 $57.85 list()
6. D-Link DI-704UP 4-Port Cable/DSL
$79.99 $48.00
7. D-Link DI-704P 4-Port 10BT/100BTX
$98.99 $92.00 list()
8. D-Link DP-311U Wireless 802.11b
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9. D-Link Auto Sensing Dual Speed
list($299.00)
10. D-Link Print Server 10MBs RJ45
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11. D-Link DP-101 Ethernet Print Server
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12. D-Link Print Server 10/100 RJ45

1. D-Link DP-301P+ Fast Ethernet Print Server

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Asin: B00024ENYI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: D-Link Systems Inc.
Sales Rank: 8910
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Features

  • Provides direct connection to printer without printer cable
  • Supports all the major networking protocols
  • Easily configured using a web-browser
  • Great alternative to software-based printer sharing

2. D-Link DP-G310 Wireless Print Server, USB 2.0, 802.11g, 54Mbps
list price: $129.99
our price: $105.44
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Asin: B0001NA2S6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: D-Link Systems, Inc.
Sales Rank: 3344
Average Customer Review: 2.33 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Built-in 802.11g functionality with transfer rates up to 54Mbps
  • Configure through Standard Web Browser application from anywhere on your network
  • Front display panel features an array of diagnostic LED's
  • Windows-based administrative program making set-up quick

Reviews (6)

3-0 out of 5 stars DP-G310 okay but lacks best wireless security features
I followed the instructions for setting up the DP-G310 and it worked without a hitch on my DI-624 four computer (Wi and Et) home network. All computers (Win ME and Win XP) are able to print to the HP-5650 connected to the DP-G310 via Wi or Et connection. However, there is one thing I do not like about the DP-G310 - it does not support the WPA PSK Wi security protocol. I find it disappoint that DLink's DI-624 supports WPA-PSK but their only 802.11G print server, the DP-G310 does not support it. The DP-G310 only supports WEP so if that is selected than the entire network (DI-624 and any wireless devices on the network) security must also be set to the less secure WEP setting. DLink tech support said that they didn't know if a firmware upgrade to WPA PSK would be offered or not. I would not have purchased the DP-G310 if I had know it lacked the more secure wireless feature and was not going to be firmware upgraded to WPA PSK.

2-0 out of 5 stars Was it just me?
Maybe it was just me, but when I set this up I could either (1)print or (2) access the internet. I guess I wasn't as computer saavy as I needed to be, but I didn't have the time to figure it out. The Belkin wireless print server worked fine, printing from one wireless notebook within minutes after opening the box.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Second Unit Works LIke A Charm
I would like to share my experience with this print server - it took me only 15 minutes to get it setup and print the first page.

First unit I got is defective - it refused to talk to my router reliably. Exchanged for the second unit and this one works like a charm. I am able to print from my notebook and desktop to my Samsung Multifunction Laser printer - the print speed is FAST and feels similar to direct USB connection!

Here's my advice on setting this unit up under Windows XP
1) First connect the DP-G310 via regular ethernet cable (NOT cross-over cable) to your Router / Hub / Switch. From Internet Explorer (or Netscape) type http://192.168.0.10 to enter the DP-G310 setup. If it doesn't come up then you need to follow the instruction on setting your computer's IP address to within the range. Fortunately, I have a D-Link 802.11B router which automatically talk to the DP-G310 so I don't have to go through the trouble of manually set IP address on my computer.

(However, if you don't have a Router / Hub and you just want to connect the DP-G310 DIRECTLY to your computer's ethernet port then you will most likely need a cross-over cable and need to set IP address of your computer maunally as instructed in the manual.)

2) Once you enter the DP-G310 setup page you need to enter your router's name, any encryption (64 vs. 128 bit, etc). This part is explained in the installation instruction.

3) Carefully write down the name of the print port as directed in the instruction manual. You will need this name later.

4) Now, save the settings, and make sure your firmware is up to date (v. 1.10 as of 6/05/04). Unplug the power of the DP-G310. Disconnect the ethernet cable from the DP-G310 and the router. Now power up the DP-G310 again and look carefully at the WLAN light and MAKE SURE IT'S LIT!! It takes about 30 seconds to establish connection with your router. Once the WLAN lights up go back to your web browser again and trying to enter the DP-G310 setup again. IF YOU CAN'T BRING THE SETUP PAGE UP DO NOT PROCEED - your print server is NOT talking wirelessly to your router so you need to go back to hard-wire connection and make sure all your wireless settings are indeed correct.

5) If you can bring up the DP-G310 setup page "wirelessly" then you are ready to proceed to the next step - setup the printer. Now, this is where the instruction becomes a bit confusing. The installation instruction tells you to manually create a TCP/IP printer port first then select the printer driver; however, this assumes that the printer driver for your particular printer is ALREADY provided by Windows XP. In reality, this is not the case for majority of the newer printers out on the market. If Windows XP does not already have built-in driver for your printer I recommend you do the following first:

For example, if you want to print from your notebook wirelessly to a USB Laser printer, THE FIRST THING TO DO IS INSTALL THE USB DRIVER OF THAT LASER PRINTER ONTO YOUR NOTEBOOK using a regular USB cable and make sure your notebook can print through the USB cable first.

After the printer is setup to print through USB cable, disconnect the USB cable, open the "Printer Folder" window, right click your printer, and goto "properties". Now click the "port" tab. Click "add port", click "Standard TCP/IP Port", and click "create new port". Now just follow the direction in the instruction manual - it's straight forward from this point on.

Although it may seem complicated but for me it's a smooth process and only took me about 15 minutes - now my desktop and my notebook both print wireless to my Samsung Laser Multifunction which connect through USB cable to DP-G310.

I hope the above information may be helpful.

1-0 out of 5 stars BUYER BEWARE!!!
I spent over 3 hours trying to get this printer server to work with no luck. A call to tech support was promptly answered (the only reason there is even one star) and I was informed that my printer was not supported (an HP OfficeJet G85xi)! Well, normally that might be understandable, but there was no indication on the box, web site or printed quick installation guide that only some printers are supported. The full 88-page user manual, on the enclosed CD-ROM, has two pages at the back that list supported printers (not many). To access that same manual from their web site requires that you download it and unzip it.

Even if your printer is supported, be prepared for an involved installation process (the box claims "Easy Installation"). Anything that requires manually setting a computer's IP address is not something for a casual user to undertake. I've programmed computers for years, and installed a few networks at work and home, and it was still a slow installation.

Finally, if you connect directly to the server with your computer, you need to use a cross-over Ethernet cable. That was something else not clear from the supplied installation instructions.

This was my first experience with a D-Link product, and it may be my last.

1-0 out of 5 stars BUYER BEWARE!!!!
I spent over 3 hours trying to get this printer server to work with no luck. A call to tech support was promptly answered (the only reason there is even one star) and I was informed that my printer was not supported (an HP OfficeJet G85xi)! Well, normally that might be understandable, but there was no indication on the box, web site or printed quick installation guide that only some printers are supported. The full 88-page user manual, on the enclosed CD-ROM, has two pages at the back that list supported printers (not many). To access that same manual from their web site requires that you download it and unzip it.

Even if your printer is supported, be prepared for an involved installation process (the box claims "Easy Installation"). Anything that requires manually setting a computer's IP address is not something for a casual user to undertake. I've programmed computers for years, and installed a few networks at work and home, and it was still a slow installation.

Finally, if you connect directly to the server with your computer, you need to use a cross-over Ethernet cable. That was something else not clear from the supplied installation instructions.

This was my first experience with a D-Link product, and it may be my last. ... Read more


3. D-Link DP-311P Wireless 802.11b 2.4GHz Print Server

our price: $86.99
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Asin: B0000A0VBM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: D-Link Systems Inc.
Sales Rank: 9068
Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Easy Web-Based set-up & Configuration
  • Compact size for easy placement
  • 802.11 standard compliant
  • 1 parallel printer port to share a legacy printer on your network

Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars Works well once configured
Now that the DP311-P is configured to work with my Linksys AP my entire family thinks wireless printing is almost better than wireless access. The product is working with an old NEC 860 laser and two laptops - one XP Home and one Windows 2000. One has Linksys card the other Orinoco. The real issue is that the documentation to work with a non D-Link Access Point is terrible. I have to believe that if D-Link did decent documentation their support costs would fall dramatically.

Played with this for 2 hours, got it to print in config mode but never in normal mode. Used both laptops. Linksys card makes set-up virtually impossible as provides no info on what network you are on. Finally called D-Link; on hold for 2 minutes, technician solved network issue in about 4 minutes - was not on Linksys AP's IP address. Worked with XP perfectly. Tried to print with w2000. Kept printing same document over and over. Called D-Link after numerous permutations of setting up printer config. No help. Kept at it. Turns out W2k wants you to use the D-LINK printer settings that do not exist in XP for printer set-up. Seems logical but nowhere is this mentioned in D-Link documentation. In fact they have no W2k documentation.

Summary - product A+, tech support B, Documentation F

1-0 out of 5 stars Not as easy as it looks!
After installing the antenna and connecting the power I was thrown into the abyss known as "tech support." After the first call waiting time of 15 minutes, and a support tech that ignored the printed directions that came with the product, it seemed that I was out of the woods. It appeared that both the printer and PC were talking. Unfortunately the tech was not permitted to stay on the line while I tested the printer and after rebooting my system I was plummetted back into the abyss. This time it was a 30 minute wait to speak to a "trained" professional. This time all of my current network settings were reset and I was left unable to either print or connect to the internet on my current wireless network. Next stop - "Level 2" support! This call included a 1 hour wait and even less help than the Level 1 tech support was able to provide. It seems that the 2nd tech's solution left the DP311P permanently disabled and requiring reconfiguration at the factory. The supervisor that I spoke to wouldn't even provide a mailing address so I could write a letter to customer service! What did I get for my 4 hours of time? A trip back to Best-Buy and a refund receipt!

5-0 out of 5 stars just ignore the instructions
If you ignore the instructions for seting up the print server, setup is a snap. just turn off your printer, hook up the device in normal mode, power the device, power the printer. then follow the quick setup guide for your individual computer settings and it works in 10 min. flat.

5-0 out of 5 stars Print server - that works! (With OS X as well!)
While it wasn't the eaisiest thing to install (requires some computer smarts) D-Link did something that LinkSys could not: make a wireless print server that works as advertised.

One word of advise for mac users: to use this printer, open print center, and use IP printing. Be sure to pick your correct printer model, or something close. If you don't, you'll have a pile of jibberish printed.

Overall, very nice device. It feels magical when you see your printer printing not near a computer, and in your kitchen! You can place the printer anywhere in the house.

If you want a print server, and are willing to put up with the hassles, this is the one to get... but be sure you have at least one computer whiz in your family.

5-0 out of 5 stars My Printer is FREE!
Free from cables my Printer is. Setting this up was a little trickey/different than what I expected, but was easily figured out when I followed the instructions. The setup was over in about 10 minutes and I was able to print the first time we tried. Setting up new computers was also laid out step-by-step by the instructions so you don't do anything wrong.

Very straight forward and well documented. Thanks to D-Link. ... Read more


4. D-Link DI-824VUP Cable/dsl Rtr 802.11G Fw Swtch
list price: $219.95
our price: $174.79
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Asin: B0000CEPE6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: D-Link
Sales Rank: 8453
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Multiple VPN Tunnels
  • Internet Sharing with Built-in 4-Port Switch
  • Firewall Security & Parental Control
  • Operating System Independent

Reviews (2)

1-0 out of 5 stars Addendum to my review
I had an intermittment problem where the print server would lock up. I would need to power cycle the router to fix this. Spoke with tech support last night and they had me download the firmware from the D-Link website and reinstall,even though its the same version as what was shipped. Did not work. I then had D-Link exchange my unit. Major hassle to do the exchange. Still have interimitent problem with print server locking up which requires reboot of router. Wireless connection also freezes up from time to time. Overall,not reliable.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good,, but Heads Up on Print Server Setup
The wireless connection has good range in my home. I bought this for the print server. It works well with either my HP PSC 1350 all in one, or my Hp Deskjet 970Cse. I will use this with a laptop so that I can print without docking the laptop.

The only thing that tripped me up was configuring the Windows XP printer port setting. After installing the DLink print server software, the IP address for the printer server port setting automatically defaulted to the correct value, but would not actually work until I typed the value into the field.

Other than that, very good. ... Read more


5. D-Link DI-707P Ethernet Broadband Router With Print Server
list price: $99.99
our price: $77.99
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Asin: B000086TLC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: D-Link
Sales Rank: 3739
Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Seven-port broadband router with print server
  • Built-in Firewall Protection
  • 10/100Mbps AutoMDIX Ethernet ports
  • Easy-to-use web-based graphical user interface
  • One Year Limited Warranty

Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars Not the right device for Multifunction printers
Not much surprise here, it doesn't support any multifunction options, but it does what it's supposed to otherwise do.

I have returned this for a USB Server by Keyspan.

It allows ANY USB device to be shared on a network (as if it were plugged direclty into any PC).

See my Amazon review.

It is the ONLY answer to multifunction sharing.

2-0 out of 5 stars No Firewall Administration Options as showed in DLink Page
I recently purchase this item, I found that there is no Firewall Administration Options in the menu as showed in the DLink Product Page Manual (Everything else is good). I'm talking with the Dlink support and have no solution. DLink support team says "There are no firewall options on this router. To open ports on these routers you will use vserver and applications. Thank you for networking with D-Link. "

2-0 out of 5 stars Firewall support is not like like D-Link Advertises
All the features work well and are a breeze to setup, except one. This router does all the things you would expect it to in a very stable manner, except one. If you check the D-Link Web site for the manual of this exact router model. You will find some rather nice firewall features (My whole reason for getting this router actually). When you set up the router, you will find that there is no firewall button. It absolutely does not exist. The manual has an actual screen shot of the setup screen with a firewall button in plain view and it details how to use the firewall, but the product came with no such option. I am very disappointed, and feel very mislead.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great! but...... server is rs232 only (not USB) : (
ooops, my printer(s) are USB only - now what do i do? otherwise, the device works just dandy (replaced my lame Linkys 4-port without hassle)

5-0 out of 5 stars Works great, good support
My new 707P, in operation over a month, seamlessly replaced separate a SonicWALL SOHO firewall and 8-port 10/100 switch for less than the cost of Sonic's annual support, plus adding network print server capability for my HP LaserJet 5MP. I didn't need all of Sonic's extra-cost features (VPN, virus, content filtering, etc.). Setup, including configuration, options, and automatic time service, were a snap, and served-printer installation on both Windows and MacOS is well explained. D-Link answered a support call on the first ring, and a human technician was very helpful in answering my questions right the first time. ... Read more


6. D-Link DI-704UP 4-Port Cable/DSL Router w/USB Print Server

our price: $57.99
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Asin: B0000CEPDO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: D-Link Systems Inc.
Sales Rank: 8605
Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Easy Web Configuration
  • 4-Port Switch Plus USB Printer Port
  • Built-In Firewall Protection

Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars Overall good job
I am happy with this router. I have a HP845C USB printer that was not listed as being supported on the D-link web site, but I had no problem networking my 2 home pc's to access DSL internet and the printer. I was unable to find another product with the USB print server feature with the router. I have had it for a month now and no problems.

4-0 out of 5 stars False advertising
Warning : The product description says "USB print server" not "Maybe a USB print server". The list of the printers that are actually supported is buried in their website. I had no trouble connecting a Windows 2000 PC to a LAN port and using my DSL connection but a Windows XP computer, connected through a 10Mbps hub, even on the same port, could not see any network connection. It looks as if the 10/100 autosensing had a problem.

2-0 out of 5 stars Does the job - poor documentation, poor support
Beware of a few things. First the print server is compatble with very few printers. Go to D-Link's website and make sure your printer is compatible. Also if you are running a firewall on your PC's they may not see each other. The documentation is very sparse. The unit has a firewall but no explanation as to how it functions - your just suppose to trust it! D-link support will blow you off with ANY network questions. Unless it deals directly with the box they will say they can't help you. Other than that it works - next time I'll look at Netgear.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Product
Set it to use as a router and usb print server. In no time at all I had my canon mp730 up on the network. I looked for this same type of setup and there is no other company I could find that supplied a product that is a usb print server and a router in one at this time. I also have a Netgear wireless router mr814v2 I was using previously and I like the Dlink features more. If you need to set up some parental control it gives you that as well. And it gives you more control on that then the Netgear. If there is one thing that could be better it would be a printed manual but all you need is in the pdf on the disk. Great job all the way around D-link! ... Read more


7. D-Link DI-704P 4-Port 10BT/100BTX Broadband Gateway w/Print Server
list price: $79.99
our price: $79.99
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Asin: B000062X36
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: D-Link
Sales Rank: 15811
Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Protects your network
  • Shares your broadband connection
  • Connects and shares a printer
  • Works with any Ethernet Cable/DSL service
  • Features an integrated Firewall

Reviews (20)

2-0 out of 5 stars Can't disable firewall, unstable print server
I was thrilled when I first installed my DI-704P last summer. Internet connection sharing is a breeze, and the print server was a great feature. I soon found, however, that Windows (98, 2000 and XP) would often fail when trying to print to either of my Canon printers (BJC-2100 and S750) using the print server. I had to reconfigure Windows to print directly to the printer, which causes the program doing the printing to hang until the printing is complete. Even at this setting, the print job will often fail, requiring a re-boot of the PC. I have better luck when I cycle the power on the printer JUST before sending the print job, but that really shouldn't be necessary.

The firewall has recently began to give me problems, following a firmware update to version 2.70. I use Lotus Notes and an IBM AS400 Client emulator to access my company's VPN from home. Both programs worked flawlessly through the DI-704P until recently. Now, I have to physically bypass the router by re-plugging ethernet cables to get onto the VPN. I tried to configure the DMZ (which supposedly bypasses the firewall for one computer), but found that when I set a static IP address for the computer (as required by DMZ), I was unable to access the internet. Firewall settings are VERY spartan, and some seem to be completely ineffective even after several re-boots of the firewall and all client PCs. Overall, the management software for the DI-704P is severely lacking.

Technical support is limited (almost non-existant), but that's par for the course these days. Their web site offers firmware downloads and a FAQ section, which is very sparse on meaningful information.

I've set up several SMC and Netgear routers for my clients, and currently plan to replace this DI-704 with an SMC "SMC7008BR Cable/DSL Router with 8 Port Switch" (Amazon has a great price!).

My recommendation? Bah - skip this product and look for comparable products from SMC or Netgear.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good router & print server for cable modem.
I purchased a refurbished model for around [$$$] and everything was in perfect order. The old admin password had already been removed so there was no problem accessing configuration.

The D-Link DI-704P is very easy to hook up. I especially like the idea of having all the wiring in back and the LED's in front. As far as documentation; it is all included on the cd in pdf format. I suppose this keeps the cost down.

Getting things up and running took about half an hour, mostly because of one small undocumented glitch. It just would not connect. The problem was easily solved after reviewing the FAQ's on D-Link's web site. All I had to do was run winipcfg and release the current settings, then renew. After that just power down everything (computer, router, cablemodem). Then power the cablemodem back up and let it cycle through its procedures; power on the router; then the computer. All works perfect.

One of the main reason for choosing this unit was the print server feature. The software installed flawlessly, and reconfiguring my printer to direct it towards the D-Link print server was easy (HP DeskJet 420). Printing functions normally, so now my computer does not have to be on 24/7 to act as the print server.

I rate this product 5 stars for value and performance, but minus one star because the faq answer should have been included in the original documentation. So maybe a 4 1/2 star rating is more appropriate.

1-0 out of 5 stars Great router when it is working
There are at least three versions of this router with the print server. Mine is DI-704P revision B

This is a great print server "when" it is working. Unfortunately, it gets hot and unexpectantly quits working. I live in Calgary, Alberta and the temperature has been bitterly cold during the last two weeks. I keep the house temperature around 65 deg F in the winter and the router is well ventilated.

To get it working again, I have to unplug it and let it cool down. Then I have to reset the router. I have two other DLink Routers, a DI-604 and a DI-624. The first time that this happened, after reading the manual, I assumed that the router is reset using the same proceedure as my DI-624.

After trying many times, I contacted DLink and found out that I was not using the correct proceedure. So, I went back to my manual to see if I had misread the instructions. I discovered that something got lost in the translation from Chinese to English.

I have had to unplug (to cool) and reset the router about four times in the last two weeks and have decided to give up and replace it with the DI-604 that I had previously used. This router was purchased in September or October, 2003 and should still be under warranty. I will wait to see what DLink will do.

The DI-704P router runs considerably hotter than my other two routers. The high temperature has been reported by others on DLinks website. My experience seems similar to what others have reported.

1-0 out of 5 stars Won't Keep Working
I've had this router for about a year now. I remember it being difficult to configure, but for the most part it has worked okay until recently.

Now the router stops working constantly. I have to reboot it by unplugging it, waiting, and plugging it back in. Once I go through this routine, it's good for another few hours of use.

Obviously this is unacceptable. I'm looking for a replacement but its hard to find something with the a print server, which I really need.

5-0 out of 5 stars D-Link DI-704P (Silver Case)
The DI-704P does everything that is promised. Port forwarding works with AIM and MSN file transfers. You can play online games right out of the box without any configuring, and you can also host matches as a server with such games as Unreal Tournament 2003, Nascar 2002, and Medal of Honor without exposing yourself in the DMZ, as long as you forward the appropriate port ranges. I run Kerio firewall on all the client machines and allow those forwarded port ranges to only be accessed by the game executables. This gives me full stealth reports from grc, sygate, and pcflank, even when hosting games or doing file transfers. Out of the box, port 113 (Ident) does not stealth. This is easily fixed by forwarding this port to an unused IP address on your LAN, or to a computer with a firewall, such as Kerio, that will stealth it. The most recent firmware (version 2.70) is flexible, easily configured, and stable. The only thing that I find odd with the 704P (silver case) is the seemingly poor arrangement of ventilation holes on the case. The unit gets pretty warm to the touch. It hasn't complained, but it makes me wonder why they didn't provide for more air flow through the case. I found that by moving the provided rubber feet to one of the side ends, and standing it up, a lot more air flows through the case. So, to make it short, it looks good and it works great, and the price is right! ... Read more


8. D-Link DP-311U Wireless 802.11b USB Print Server

our price: $98.99
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Asin: B00009KH5Q
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: D-Link Systems, Inc.
Sales Rank: 8654
Average Customer Review: 2.67 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Supports all major network operating systems and protocols
  • Supports both infrastructure or ad-hoc wireless modes
  • Easy configuration with a web browser or Windows-based configuration program
  • Transmit to high-speed laser printers faster than a PC parallel port
  • Extremely portable and inexpensive compared to a PC-based print server

Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy Setup and Great Documentation
My entire wireless network is composed of Linksys products, so naturally when I wanted to get a wirless print server I looked to Linksys. I went out and bought the linksys WPS11. It is a parallel port wireless print server. Got it up and running ok, but printing was really slow. Sometimes 1-2 minutes between pages on text documents. So then I went out and bought the PPS1UW print server. This is Linksys' USB version. Couldn't even get this thing going at all with my printer, which I thought was odd since my printer worked fine with the WPS11 and they have you install the same print server drivers.

After spending about 3 days troubleshooting, I went back to the store and found the DLink DP-311U. Got it home, plugged it in and had it talking to my Linksys WRT54G wireless router with 128 Bit WEP encryption in no time. This print server processes my print jobs at the same speed as when I had the printer plugged in directly to the pc. I was also impressed with the detail of documentation as opposed to the documentation of some other linksys products I had bought.

I definetly recommend this product if you are looking for a way to place your printer at a distance from your computer. Great Product.

1-0 out of 5 stars sucks!!!
Stay away from DLINK if you expect ease of use or have mixed operating systems (XP and MAC)!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars worked for me with XP Home, Linux and HP d135
I REALLY like the small size of this unit. It fits great into my new home office setup where I don't have a lot of space near the printer, or an easy way to route a long USB cable.

It is true that the quick start guide is only for Windows XP. I was able to follow the instructions and get everything working on the first try. The only problems I had were with friggin' Windows, not the DP-311U.

Once I had it set up in Windows, I added the Linux connection to the DP-311u's LPR deamon via CUPS and it worked the first time.

I did not bother with the d-link admin program. I never inserted the CD into my CD drive.

Corrections to other postings: 1. This is definately wireless, you only need a 10BaseT wire when you first set it up. 2. There is a "Reset" button that must be pressed with a pin.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very poor product,and not even wireless
Incomplete documentation. DEFINITELY do not buy this if you are not a 'techie'. And plus, its not even a wireless product! It has to be physically connected to the Wireless LAN router, so how is it wireless?

1-0 out of 5 stars If you have a mac, forget about it
As others stated, the documentation was AWFUL to say the least. Unless you have XP, you are pretty much on your own. I was able to wrangle through and get the server hooked up to my PC (windows 2000). My two macs, however, will not function with the printer. It requres you have Post Script 3 on your printer. Mine is a laser printer that isn't too old, but doesn't have that feature (would have been nice to read that before buying)
Likewise, none of the administrative software works for a Mac, so if you have no machines running Windows, you are out of luck.

Finally, and this was probably my ignorance and unrealistic expectation, but to me wireless means wireless. For mine to work, the server has to be physically connected to my wireless router via ethernet. If I have to do this, why don't I just use a physical connection in the first place? There are cheaper options for that. The picture on D-links site shows this happy little server floating in wireless space where ever you want to put it. ... Read more


9. D-Link Auto Sensing Dual Speed 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet Print Server
list price: $259.00
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Asin: B00004XRD0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: D-Link
Sales Rank: 64017
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

2-0 out of 5 stars Ok, But very old
My 3 /win2k systems do not see or work with this unit. My NT4.0 sp6 does see it and works fine. Dlinks tech support had me add Netwre Client and NWLink Protocols to my Win2k systems, would still not work, they then told me to update the printservers firmware to 1,38, but this is not available on their site anywhere. This thing was made in 1997 ! and has not been updated to work with newer OS's. If you only have NT 4 systems go ahead and get it. But if you have any NEW systems (OS) then pass it by. ... Read more


10. D-Link Print Server 10MBs RJ45 BNC 2-Par 1-Ser
list price: $299.00
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Asin: B00004Z8W4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: D-Link
Sales Rank: 66177
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Amazon.com Product Description

The D-Link DP-100 print server helps efficiently manage the flow of print jobs from your network, so file servers and workstations are free from printing tasks. You can use it where printers are concentrated in the same location, connecting to as many as three printers at one time, thus eliminating the need for dedicated print server PCs.

The D-Link DP100 comes equipped with two high-speed parallel ports, and one serial port that transmits at up to 115.2 Kbps. Parallel ports support HP PJL (Printer Job Language) for printer management protocol, allowing bidirectional network printer communication that provides the administrator with critical information about the network printers. The DP-100 also offers one combo auto-sensing 10Base-T/BNC port.

Simple to operate, the DP-100 is compatible with all major networks. It's lightweight and fits in the palm of your hand. ... Read more

Features

  • Simultaneous connection to as many as 3 printers
  • Has 2 high-speed parallel ports, and 1 serial port
  • Easy configuration through Windows, Telnet
  • Supports up to 36 Novell NetWare file servers
  • Palm size, light weight

11. D-Link DP-101 Ethernet Print Server (PC/Mac)
list price: $99.00
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Asin: B00004XRCZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: D-Link
Sales Rank: 41044
Average Customer Review: 3.29 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Pocket-sized Ethernet Print Server that connects your printer to your network
  • Includes both, a IEEE 802.3 Ethernet port and IEEE 1284 parallel interface
  • Compact size
  • 3-year warranty
  • Compatible with major operating systems: Windows 95, 98, NT, Mac OS, Unix, Novell

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT Product for Windows AND LINUX!
Not only does this work great with all flavors of Windows (I tested 98SE, ME, and 2k) but it works perfectly out of the box with my Linux desktop using CUPS. Works flawlessly!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Mac/PC Solution
Contrary to other reviews, this print server DOES let you network non-PostScript printers to Macs but it depends on the printer model and the manufacturer supplied driver. In my case I have an Epson C80 for which Epson provides a Mac OS X driver that specifically supports an "Epson AppleTalk" printer type. This appears as a separate option from the normal "AppleTalk" printer type. To my OS X Macs I simply install the driver and then browse the network in the Print Center using the Epson AppleTalk printer type and it shows up.

For my Windows 2000 PC, I have to access the print server as a TCP/IP printer and it works fine.

Note that the Epson Printer Utility application doesn't work over the network to either Mac or PC. If you want to be able to monitor the printer, you'll need a hard wire. In my case I use the USB port to connect the printer to my Mac. This allows the Epson Printer Utility to work although it's very rare that I use this software.

4-0 out of 5 stars The only server that works with Macs and PCs
The DP-101 is the only print server I have found that supports Appletalk. When I connected it to my home network, the chooser found the printer immediately. It took quite a bit longer for me to figure out how to configure my PC for TCP/IP printing. (TCP/IP printing was the only way I could configure my PC to print) And of course the price can't be beat.
If you have both PCs and Macs, this is the only way to go.

2-0 out of 5 stars Mac support requires PostScript printer
I bought this server to share a non-PostScript printer (HP 932C) on a mixed PC/Mac network. When connected to the DP-101 the printer always appears to the Macs as a PostScript printer even though it is not. An email exchange with D-Link technical support confirmed that the DP-101 cannot be used to share non-PostScript printers with Macs. To my knowledge this limitation is not mentioned anywhere in the pre-sales documentation.

2-0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for
I wanted to use the DP-101 to put an HP LaserJet 6MP on a mixed Mac/PC network. Setup was easy enough, but about half the jobs from the Macs just vanish -- they go to the spooler, then go to the printer (at least the printer lights flash), but nothing comes out. This is especially so on multi-page jobs or those with complex PostScript graphics. I emailed D-Link for assistance but got back only an uninformative, boilerplate response. Reading another of the customer reviews, I guess the problem is that the printer can't "talk back" to the computer through the spooler.
One other problem: this thing wouldn't hook directly to the 6MP. I needed to buy a cable. This is a quirk of the 6MP, which hides the cable connectors in a little bay; it's not specifically a problem with the DP-101. On the plus side, it's tiny, inexpensive, and works perfectly (so far) from the Windows side. Mac users get the short end of the stick again ... ... Read more


12. D-Link Print Server 10/100 RJ45 2-Par 1-Ser
list price: $399.00
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Asin: B00004Z93I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: D-Link
Sales Rank: 54102
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Amazon.com Product Description

The D-Link DP-300 print server helps manage the flow of print jobs, efficiently, from your network, so file servers and workstations are free from printing tasks. You can use it where printers are concentrated in the same location, connecting to as many as three printers at one time.

The D-Link DP-300 comes equipped with two high-speed parallel ports and one 9-pin DTE serial port transmitting at up to 57.6 Kbps. Parallel ports support HP PJL (Printer Job Language) for printer management protocol, allowing bidirectional network printer communication that provides the administrator with critical information about the network printers. It also provides an auto-sensing, dual-speed 10/100 Mbps port, so you can attach to either a 10Base-T or 100Base-TX network. The LAN port detects the type of connection you need and adjusts the speed accordingly, by itself.

The D-Link DP-300 print server is simple to operate, and it's compatible with all major networks. Plus, it fits in the palm of your hand. ... Read more

Features

  • Simultaneous connection to as many as 3 printers
  • Includes 1 dual-speed 10/100 Mbps n-way interface
  • 2 IEEE 1284-compliant high-speed parallel ports
  • Supports up to 36 Novell NetWare file servers
  • Easy configuration through Windows, telnet

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