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1. Hawking HPS1P 10/100M Parallel
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2. Hawking Technology HWPS12UG 2
$56.99 $49.99 list()
3. Hawking HPS3P 3 Parallel Port
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4. Hawking Technology HPS1U 1 Port
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5. Hawking Technology 3-Port (2 USB
6. Hawking WLS PRINT SVR1 PAR PT-802.11B
7. Hawking USB PSVR 1PT-MULTFUNC
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8. Hawking Technologies 10BT Mini
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9. Hawking Technology PN7337P 3-Port
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10. Hawking Technologies 10/100 Mini
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11. Hawking Technology PN7127P 1-Port
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12. Hawking Technologies 10/100Mbps

1. Hawking HPS1P 10/100M Parallel Print Server

our price: $45.99
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Asin: B0000DIESK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hawking Technology
Sales Rank: 10510
Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Compact size
  • Easily connect your printer to a network
  • Print anywhere over the Internet/Intranet
  • Easy to install and use
  • Parallel Port only

Reviews (5)

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time/money
Very bad product. Documentation did not match installation software. Software gave errors. Hawking website doesn't show this model. Tech support wait time in excess of 45 minutes. Tried to push through the installation, and it failed. Returned product.

3-0 out of 5 stars Functional but not real friendly
I setup this product for my home use, thinking I may use it for a client too. The documentation is pretty sparse and the CD manual is not easy to read. THe documentation says that this is a multi-ptorocol device. This is actually correct but not in the traditional sense. In this case it appears that multiple protocols are REQUIRED for the server to work. In my case I desired to just use TCP/IP in a windows XP environment. The device appears to follow the Microsoft lead of requiring some type of Netbios to be present.

Not all of the admin tools work under XP, but enough work to get it functional.

Overall for the cost, it works. It could be lots better but what really can you expect from a device the size of a printer dongle. (If you know what a dongle is, you have been in the business too long, like me. For the uniformed, it is a security device typically attached to the parallel port of a PC to counter software piracy. In this case, the "dongle" is on the printer, not the PC.)

5-0 out of 5 stars Totally Smooth
I read the reviews here, but decided to try it out anyway, as it is the cheapest alternative I could find. Having read here and elsewhere about the need to disable WinXP's firewall, I tried to do that before I started the installation. However, I couldn't find it anywhere on my PC, so I decided to go ahead and see what happened without messing with the firewall.

I was surprised at how easily this mini server installed. It took me less than 30 minutes to install it on three WinXP machines and one Win2000. I followed the instructions exactly as they were printed in the booklet, and didn't have to do anything extra. Very smooth and very easy. I highly recommend it... at least from my experience with it.

3-0 out of 5 stars YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
Setup documentation is missing fundamentally important points (such as, be sure to disable WindowsXP firewall before installing), their Tech Support doesn't answer the phone, online FAQ is dismally short, and their Customer Service does not answer emailed questions. Other than that, the product worked, once a longer-than-necessary trial and error installation process was over.

1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of time
Good news is that I Saved my Disk Partition before loading ANY Hawking S/W because I couldnt wait to get rid of all my Hawking S/W. After spending many hours trying to get this Print Server to work I gave up... Returning this today!
You would think that Hawking would do something with their poor documentation / install after all the terrible comments about install on this product. Did they ever test this install?
Never going to buy another Hawking product! ... Read more


2. Hawking Technology HWPS12UG 2 USB and 1 Parallel Port Wireless G Print Server

our price: $113.99
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Asin: B0001R03X6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hawking Technology
Sales Rank: 8160
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Connect up to 3 printers to your wireless LAN
  • 16 MB print buffer
  • High Speed Wireless 802.11g and 802.11b compatibility
  • Multiple server and multiple protocol support
  • Quick and easy configuration

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Response to previous reviewer
This isn't really a review, but a response to the previous reviewer. While it doesn't make sense to you to need a wired LAN connection to configure a wireless device, it does to me. It's using the same approach that WAPs use. You have to configure the device before you can use it, and it's probably cheaper to implement a wired LAN (since it is, after all, a LAN device) than to incorporate either a USB or parallel interface.

Thanks for the information regarding the lack of decent documentation. I'm still considering this device, primarily because it supports 3 printers, but will be more cautious and (hopefully) prepared if I do get it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Bad installion docs, but works after you figure it out.
The device supports a good range of network and printing protocols: TCP/IP, Appletalk, Netware, Unix LPR, Windows print client, Internet Printing Protocol (which means you can print to a URL from your network or even the Internet). I have XP and Win 98 clients on wireless-G network with Linksys transcievers on the PC's and a Linksys wireless gateway/router. So far, I can't complain about the device, but there are a few reasons I can only give it 3 stars.

The installation booklet omits some critical information most import of which is the fact that you *MUST* have a wired TCP/IP connection to the device to configure it. If you don't have wired TCP/IP, you cannot configure or use this device. The stupidity of requiring a wired network to configure a wireless network device should be apparent. Much better it would have been to run setup through a USB or serial port. I was able to configure the device with a TCP/IP crossover cable from the one PC I have with a TCP/IP interface.

The installation booklet is essentially trash. On the included CD is a fairly large pdf document which, if you care to read through it, gives a more complete (and correct) discription of the installation and requirements. However, it still ASSUMES you have a reasonable amount of familiarity with TCP/IP networking and routing requirements. It also assumes you know a few things about wireless networking AND your particular wireless network. Some things get some explanation; some things don't. If you don't have a pretty good working knowledge of these networking things, this might not be the device for you. I would say success at correctly setting things up will demand a fairly high computer geek factor.

One thing to remember: In order to reset the device back to factory defaults (so you can start over and try again), you must press and HOLD the reset button for about 5 seconds until the power light flashes rapidly. The docs don't tell you this.

The installation docs contain no help or trouble shooting info. None. Zip. Nada. Also note that the Hawking web site is completely barren of any of this info too. A morning email to the Hawking tech support received a very brief reply of limited usefulness that afternoon.

In summary: The device is certainly a capable printer server. The docs and technical support need to be much better. I am at a loss to explain why a wired network must be present to configure a device for a wireless network. ... Read more


3. Hawking HPS3P 3 Parallel Port 10/100M Print Server

our price: $56.99
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Asin: B0000DIESY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hawking Technology
Sales Rank: 24404
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Easily Connect to Most Printers
  • Print Anywhere Over the Internet
  • Supports multiple parallel printers

Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars Linux users beware
I tried to config this on a Linux only net but couldn't do it. Had to get a friend with a Windows laptop to make it work. Turns out the problem is that the HPS3P can't reassemble packets when receiving a GET request with authentication (always lost the authorization and kept asking for a password). Hawking tech support was responsive until I pointed out their firmware was buggy. I had used a Hawking PN7337 until it died and it was much easier to setup on a Linux network. ... Read more


4. Hawking Technology HPS1U 1 Port USB Internet Print Server

our price: $45.99
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Asin: B00007G360
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hawking Technology
Sales Rank: 9222
Average Customer Review: 3.27 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Compact size
  • Easily connect your printer to a network
  • Print anywhere over the Internet/Intranet
  • Easy to install and use
  • USB support

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars Works even with Linux
I was inpressed when I opened the box and found out that the company gives Linux support. It worked really well with my HP LaserJet 1200 SE, and both Linux/ Windows can use it without any problems. The printer works as fast (sometimes even faster!) as it was connected to your USB port. The server also comes with a nice Web Interface, Telnet Configuration Support, SNMP, AppleTalk, NetWare, DHCP, and many other nice little features.
I am using a Linksys BEFW11S4 in my little setup, and (if you configure it) you can print from anywhere with an internet connectiojn with no problem (great for laptops)

3-0 out of 5 stars Overall good, but runs VERY hot
Having a small home office of 3 desktops and 2 laptops, this seemed like a great solution for everyone to share printing. A win98, win2k, 2 win xp, and a linux box (Fedora) all connected easily via IP and overall setup was fairly easy. Since I did not use the current printer (Canon i850) a ton before I hooked it up, I cannot comment to much on speed, however performance does not seem to bad in my estimation. I am not able to use all the canon monitoring software, but for me it was unnecessary.

The only downside to this print server, and to me this is a very big one, is that it runs hot....VERY HOT. I have one of those plastic floor covers under a desk chair, and had this server sitting on the ground there for a week after setup. The plastic is reddish/brown under where the print server was. It *feels* like it is way too hot for this little item. Out of concern, I now unplug the server whenever I know there will be large periods of no use. I have not had any performance problems from the unit, however I'm still a little wary about leaving it on 24/7, especially since it melted part of my office!

So if you can live with plugging in and out to turn it on and off, then this print server is great for you. Again setup was easy and performance is just fine for me. Perhaps Hawking's next revision of this product line will fix some of the heat issues and will lead me to buy from them again. If not, then I would pass. Hope this helps!

1-0 out of 5 stars Be aware-It's not bidirectional!
My epson photo printer stopped providing status information
like ink level and it generates error whenever I print.
I can not use any of the advanced features either.
So, I tried HP printer. It does the same thing through
this printserver. Also, it's very slow and had to be power
recycled to make it work quite often. It's probably made
for Black and White printer. But, there isn't anything
about compatible printers in the manual or on the web.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too limited to keep
I had high hopes of sharing my Canon i850 printer, and the Hawking H-PS1U seemed to be the USB answer. Alas performance did not measure up to its looks. One, it was very, very slow. Two, it would not allow full bi-directional communication back to the computer. Three, it operated very hot. Did I say it was slow?

One email contact to tech support containing four questions brought no response. Another finally brought a minimal answer - disable bi-directional capability. No, I said, I need that capability, and if a user has to disable a feature he/she paid for to use your device, your product is deficient. A third email returned one more answer - the server meets thermal targets. A fourth and final email generated the most comprehensive answer, repeating earlier instructions but still not addressing all my questions.

So, if it does what you need, the Hawking is fine. If it doesn't, don't count on tech support for much help.

5-0 out of 5 stars Greate for Home Netowrking
My connection :- HP OFFICEJECT ---> PRINT SERVER -----> Wireless ROUTER
Installation was a Breeze , and believe me you will fell in love with the size . Its THE smallest and easiest to install .Even better than Netgear 1 port ... Read more


5. Hawking Technology 3-Port (2 USB + 1 Parallel) Internet Print Server

our price: $81.99
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Asin: B00006B9ES
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hawking Technology
Sales Rank: 12898
Average Customer Review: 2.84 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Easily connect up to 3 printers on a network
  • Compatible with most USB and parallel printers
  • Supports IPP, TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBEUI, AppleTalk, DHCP, and SNMP protocols
  • Managed through your Web browser
  • Compatible with 10BaseT and 100BaseTX networks

Reviews (32)

3-0 out of 5 stars Terrible setup instructions - solid operation
If you're expert at setting up print servers, you shouldn't have any problem with this one. I had no trouble getting the first printer installed. However, the instructions do not give you the proper procedure for adding a second or third printer.

If you're using a TCP/IP connection, be sure the "printer name or I.P. address" is set to be your print server I.P. address and "queue name" is lp1 (for parallel port), lp2 (for usb port #1), or lp3 (for usb port #2). The "port name" can be whatever makes sense to you.

At one point in the online pdf manual (page 3-11), it states:
"While the print server supports DHCP, we strongly recommend you manually specify a fixed IP address to the print server."
Statements like these don't play well with me. I prefer to think of "supported" as meaning "works for the vast majority of users". Given that a fixed I.P. address is setup, then the previous paragraph can be easily satified. I don't know how setup would go using DHCP.

Anyway, after a lot of fiddling and 2 calls to tech support (neither of whom really understood what the problem was) it works as advertised.

1 star for the setup / user guide / tech support
5 stars for the function (parallel & usb ports) and operation

5-0 out of 5 stars Forget the Directions ....
Based on reviews I read on this product, I made the following determination: Great product, horrible directions. With that in mind, I threw away the instrcutions, took the Print server out of the box, hooked it to my network and plugged in my printer. I then installed the software on the disk. The disk installs a print server admin. utility that I found to be simple to use. If you are have experience with TCP/IP or IPX/SPX protocols, you won't have any trouble using this product. It works great. I don't recommend throwing away your instructions, but if you don't have experience with networking, get on the phone with tech support immediately and don't waste your time. I installed it on Windows XP, 2000, & 98 OS's & it works great on all 3!

4-0 out of 5 stars Finally got it working--here's how!
I gave this item 2 stars (one for the potential greatness of it) above, but I couldn't get it working. I was trying to use it with a Mac network and I couldn't get an IP address assigned to the printserver. All the methods the Tech Support and the web and the (horrible) documentation gave me didn't work. Well, I spoke with Tech Support again today and he suggested using the default IP address assigned to the printserver. It was 192.168.2.1

This worked! All I had to do was enter this IP address in my browser and it took me to the page which could configure the printserver so that its IP address would work on my network. I changed the IP address via the browser SetupWIzard option to something similar to the IP address for my ethernet (both of these were adjusted to be similar to my Airport IP address, since I was going to use this with the Airport to print wirelessly). After fussing a little more with the settings (airport has to have appletalk deselected in its prefs, for example), I am now printing happily.

I stuck with this and devoted HOURS to trying to get this to work bcs there really is nothing like it on the market. One parallel port, 2 USB ports--and for a great price! Also it is small and nice-looking.

If anyone needs more detailed info on how to set this up with MacOSX and Airport Extreme, check the Apple discussion boards under
OSX>OS 10.3 Panther>Using Technologies>Networking and the Web.

I think it was worth the effort--but ask me in a few weeks, when all of this hair-pulling struggle has faded a bit in memory.

2-0 out of 5 stars Would be great if it worked!
I bought this print server to use with my macintosh system. The box said it was compatible with OSX. Well--many hours and several calls to tech support and a visit to CompUSA's Apple Store later, the thing still doesn't work. The documentation is in a word, scanty. The instructions for Mac users presume a knowledge base which is not common in the average Mac user. I spent two hours at the CompUSA Apple store working with the Apple professional trying to get the thing to work. The setup requires typing into the Unix terminal--not something most Mac users feel comfortable with. Even the Hawking tech support guy said my unit must be broken--but another unit we opened at CompUSA didn't work either. So...I will probably return this item, although I really don't want to--there isn't anything else like it on the market. That's why I give it two stars instead of one--because apparently some people have gotten it to work, and it is a nicely priced, unique bit of hardware. Sigh.

4-0 out of 5 stars No problems - a great solution for Home Office
With trepidation I bought this print server after reading the numerous bad reviews. Call me crazy - but I was willing to take the risk because I could not find a comparable offering to fit my needs.
Like most people I have acquired a rather nice collection of printers: true laser b/w, high-end multi-function & a high-end photo printer (all of these are HP printers) I also have the need to provide access to multiple users in the household. I searched high and low and this was the only 3 printer print server I could find that mixed USB with the Parallel Port.
I consider myself technology competent - but certainly not savvy. It's true the manual is not the most intuitive - but after downloading the latest version of the drivers and firmware from the website - installation was a breeze for all 3 printers for multiple computers.
I had no problems with bi-directional communication - no problems even supporting the Multi-Function printer.
I have it attached to a 10/100 Switch (not hub) and all my systems are running XP (some home ver and some professional ver).
Can't attest for customer support - because I didn't need to call.
Just wanted to add a rare positive review for this product. ... Read more


6. Hawking WLS PRINT SVR1 PAR PT-802.11B STANDARD ( HWPS1P )

Asin: B0001UEHTY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hawking Technology
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7. Hawking USB PSVR 1PT-MULTFUNC PRINTER SUP ( HMPS1U )

Asin: B00028CB8O
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hawking Technology
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Product Description

The HMPS1U connects your USB 1.1 multifunction printer to your existing home or office network, allowing you to use the printer's multifunction capabilities (scan, copy, fax) while sharing the print functions of the multifunction printer with other computers on your network. The HMPS1U uses special network switching technology that recognizes print calls from your network computers and differentiates them from scan, copy, and fax functions, which are handled by your network's main multifunction capable host computer. Network users will now be able to attach and share a multifunction printer without the need for a dedicated computer acting as a print server.The HMPS1U's advanced printer sharing capabilities also allow you to print within your local area network or print remotely from any client computer outside of your network. You can use the HMPS1U to print to your local printer from any computer attached to the Internet from anywhere in the world. The HMPS1U's advanced features make this unique print server the first of its kind that is compatible with a majority of multifunction printer brands on the market. It seamlessly connects to any RJ-45 Ethernet based network and allows you to start printing to your multifunction printer after an easy to follow client installation. ... Read more


8. Hawking Technologies 10BT Mini 1 Parallel Port 1-RJ45 Print Server
list price: $89.00
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Asin: B0000513NR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hawking Technology
Sales Rank: 40403
Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I just opened the box to find it doesn't support TCP/IP. What a mistake... ... Read more


9. Hawking Technology PN7337P 3-Port 10/100 IPP Print Server
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B000065940
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hawking Technology
Sales Rank: 31142
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Works great
I did not belive how easy it was to get this product to work.
Unpack, connect cables, run setup software, type in
http://x.y.z.w/lp1
as port definition in each computer, DONE.
Works flawlessly on Win XP, FreeBSD, Win 2K.
Word of advice do not try to use anything but IPP. ... Read more


10. Hawking Technologies 10/100 Mini Print Server with 1 Parallel Port and 1 10/100 RJ45 Port
list price: $199.00
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Asin: B0000512SZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hawking Technology
Sales Rank: 66856
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11. Hawking Technology PN7127P 1-Port Mini-Internet Print Server
list price: $129.99
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Asin: B000065945
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hawking Technology
Sales Rank: 19641
Average Customer Review: 3.59 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Compatible with most printers
  • Supports Bi-Directional printing
  • Compatible with most Networking Systems
  • Remote Web Management

Reviews (17)

3-0 out of 5 stars Reliable? Yes. Easy to install? Not really...
To be fair, it's not *all* their fault. Yes, the manual is terrible. But the "mainstream" operating systems get in the way, too --- a *very* large part of the blame must go to Microsoft.

How can I say this? Well, printing from a Mac --- using either TCP/IP (under MacOS X) or AppleTalk (OS 7/8/9) works lickety-split fast; printing from Win98 works, yes, but get yourself an extra-large latte and savor every drop before you wander back to the printer.

Bottom line: don't follow the manual's instructions for Win95/98
setup; instead, use the Print Wizard to add a *local* printer (on LPT0, say), then change its properties to map the printer to a new network port.

Oh, and for those of you using MacOS X or UNIX: you can set the IP address by entering the following command as the superuser:

arp -s

(On MacOS X, try for example "sudo arp -s 192.168.254.254 00:00:00:00:00:00")

The MAC address is on a white label on the back of the print server.

Once you've set the IP address, you can configure using the embedded web server.

A final word of warning: don't set a password, which it tends to forget.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good little print server but...
I had tough time understanding the manual provided. It says the PSAdmin
is for Netware environment but it is required for Windows users as well. If you don't install PSAdmin you can't do jack (like locating printerserver. configuring IP to prt server, etc). The manual's horrible and confusing at best. They didn't mention how to upgrade the firmware either. You just need to move the *.bin file to Printer Monitor or whatever directory where your PSAdmin is installed before doing upgrade. You just need to figure everything out yourself for this one...

But I do agree that the printer server itself is solid and reliable if you know what you are doing.

4-0 out of 5 stars You can get the Newest Driver & Firmware at www.01tech.com
Hawking Technology PN7127P Internet Print Server is an OEM product of P100s model from Zero One Technology in Taiwan. The driver and firmware files you can get from Hawking Technology are old version and you can get the Newest files from OEM manufacturer's homepage, http://www.01tech.com.

The latest firmware version is v5.61.13E Build 2058.
The latest driver version is v4.03.19.

Have a nice day !

2-0 out of 5 stars Poor overall documentation and reliability.
After a difficult initial setup caused by the lack of good product documentation the 7127P worked well for 6 months. The 7127P recently died in the middle of a print job and the printer starting endlessly printing mostly blank pages. Now the 7127P is useless. The unit gets a valid IP address but I can only sporadically access its configuration page. PSAdmin only shows the product at certain times and it's now impossible to configure the 7127P. When I restart the print server it works briefly, if at all, and then dies within a few minutes.

I upgraded to a Netgear PS101 and it works without a hitch. I recommend you buy that product instead of this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Installed and Working - Excellent
Sorry previous reviewers, but I have to disagree.
It took 10mins to install, including the 3mins spent crawling around under the desk trying to find a spare power outlet.

I followed the procedure shown in the Quick Installation Guide, which was easy to follow and for once the screenshots in a manual looked exactly like the screens on my laptop, and had it installed and successfully printing to a Brother HL-1440 Series printer within minutes.

Looking forward to many more successful network print jobs. ... Read more


12. Hawking Technologies 10/100Mbps 3-Parallel Port 1-10/100 RJ45 Port Print Server
list price: $199.00
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Asin: B0000512T7
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hawking Technology
Sales Rank: 55708
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Amazon.com Product Description

For greater networking flexibility and a reduced file server load, you'll want to check out the three-port 10/100 print server from Hawking Technologies. Its embedded high-speed microprocessor not only improves overall networking but also enhances printing performance.

Quick and easy to install, it operates via a Windows-based setup utility and connects to a 10Base-T or 100Base-TX network using its RJ-45 auto-sensing port. With three Centronics ports, up to three printers can be connected from anywhere in the network. Its support of multiple servers enables you to print from anywhere with any application. The print server supports Windows, Netware, and Unix networks, IPX/SPX, NETBEUI, and TCP/IP protocols, and is compatible with peer-to-peer and client/server platforms. The 10/100 print server includes an AC power adapter, 3.5-inch driver diskette, user's manual, and a five-year warranty. ... Read more


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