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NETGEAR PS121 USB 2.0 Mini Print Server

2.9
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€82,00
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Description

  • Print server lets you share a printer with multiple users on a network
  • USB interface is compatible with most printers from HP, Canon, Epson, Lexmark, and others
  • 10 Mbps Ethernet port and on-board memory makes for quick printing
  • Backed by a 1-year warranty
  • Device measures 3.4 x 0.96 x 2.32 inches (WxHxD)

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Customer Reviews

Works as it should but does not allow for advanced setups. So far I have been pretty satisfied with the device. It worked out of the box and I did not have to do anything special to get my first computer to print to the network print server. The only issue I have is that the only way to get printing to work 100%, including print catridge status and whatnot, is to have every machine on the same network segment. For most home networks, this is not a big deal. But I have 2 network segments to separate my wireless from wired. So my wireless clients have to print by IP which does not allow me to see ink cartridge status and other printer management features. Other than that, it has been reliable so far and I have not had to reboot since first setup. 4Won't work in windows 10 Won't work in windows 10 and didnt come with install disk. 3Great Print Server - Windows 7 compatible This print server is compatible with Windows 7. You can print from as many computers, wired or wireless, that are on the same network as the print server. Setup may be complicated for newbies. I had to do some research to help me, as my refurbished print server didn't come with a CD, and I'll pass along some useful links (from the netgear site).[...]I'm very happy with the print server - it works flawlessly once set up. 5Works Fine with HP LaserJet 1012 Printer I installed this print server into a wireless network supporting two computers - one running Windows 98 SE, and one running Windows XP Home Edition SP2. The only difficulty I had was when installing the printer port on the Windows 98 machine. It was no fault of Netgear. I kept getting an alert message that a specific .dll file could not be found. After a couple of hours trying to do a "work around," I finally figured out I could go to a website and download the .dll file which was missing from my operating system. Since then, everything has worked like a charm.I should mention that I have disabled the Windows firewall on my XP machine and I'm running Norton firewall in it's place.The PS121 works just fine with the HP LaserJet 1012 Printer. I was a little apprehensive at first because it is not listed on Netgear's web site in their list of compatible printers. I was delighted to discover it has no difficulties.You will need an inexpensive RJ45M/RJ45M Patch Cable (Cat5e, or better) to connect the PS121 to a physical port on your router. The print server comes with a USB cable to connect it to your printer.One last note: The firmware upgrade available on Netgear's web site actually consists of two files - the upgrade utility, and the binary file containing the new programming instructions. You need them both. The upgrade utility will ask for the binary file to send to the PS121. 5Poor Supporting Software and Lack Of Technical Support For the price, the PS121v2 is a good deal. The hardware works as expected but the supporting software may give you a USB error. And if you get this error, NetGear support may have you going in circles. I am running two machines - XP Pro and Vista. The printer is an all-in-one. The PS121v2 requires you install it's client software on each machine - no problem. And to access the non-printer functions (e.g. scan, fax,...), the user reserves the printer (locks access) through this software - no problem for me but possible annoyance for others. But on Windows Vista the software installation produced errors. The software still ran but never allowed me to reserve the printer. And after a week of playing e-mail tag with NetGear, I washed my hands of this device. I gave it away and got a printer with ethernet/wifi built-in. 1Works with Windows 8! Works perfectly so far! I have a new Windows 8 computer and an old HP LaserJet 1012 printer. I carefully followed the instructions on NetGear's support website at http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/47, and it only took a few minutes to set up. Now I can print from my laptop anywhere in the house, and my husband and sons can print from their laptops too. This was certainly a bargain compared to buying a new laser printer with built-in networking.Update 6 months later: still working perfectly! Every computer in the house can print on our old printer. 5A stellar three-star product. Update: I've since found the official software for this print server online (Amazon doesn't allow links; it wasn't Netgear's site, but a simple Google search for "netgear ps121 driver" should produce a page hosted at softpedia dot com, about three sites down). It works so that you won't need to assign the print server a static IP (otherwise basically required), which might be incentive enough for a novice.Update again: Sometimes when I'd print via the ps121, the printer would spit out garbled text, sometimes blank sheets, and often sheet after sheet of blank paper or one line of scrambled text per sheet, not stopping until I would physically hit cancel on the printer. And sometimes it would print just fine. I thought it was a defective print server, but I had it replaced and the problem persisted. I tried everything I know possible on all three PCs (including about every combination of settings) and nothing helped. I am only left to speculate, however I believe my printer (Brother HL-5140) is not compatible with the ps121 (despite several accounts to the contrary).I purchased my unit refurbished from a third-party seller. I say this because the item I received came with only the print server, proper cables and a sheet or two about warranty; no CD/drivers nor installation instructions.It's somewhat finicky to set up. First, plug in the power and then the included Ethernet cable from the ps121 to your router. Access your router's firmware to see what IP the DHCP server assigned the ps121, and use a browser to access the webGUI (just type the ps121's IP address into a browser, e.g. 192.168.1.4). From here (under "LAN IP Setup") you can designate the ps121 as a DHCP client or assign it a static IP, preferably outside your DHCP server's range (the latter method is highly recommended). If you opt to keep the default "DHCP client" option on, the only way I know how it could work, without the Netgear software, would be by assigning it a static IP in your router's firmware (should be an option under "DHCP Server" or something similar).In my experience, make sure you plug the printer into the ps121 last. I know some others noticed a problem with the printer not registering unless the Ethernet is connected first.I have it working with Xubuntu Linux, Windows Vista and Windows XP. Here's a rough explanation on how I managed to successfully print from each OS, for anyone interested. Remember: I had no installation CD to work with; if your unit came with a CD or any instructions, I would advise trying that first.Windows XP Home (with SP3):1. Click "Add a printer" in the Printers and Faxes page (either from the Control Panel, or Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes)2. Despite being a network printer, select "Local printer attached to this computer" and uncheck "Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer"3. Select (near bottom of window) "Create a new port" > "Standard TCP/IP Port"4. In "Printer Name or IP Address" enter the IP address you assigned the ps121 via webGUI, or have a look at your router's DHCP leases if you don't remember. Port name will fill out automatically.5. It might take a minute or two, then come up with "Additional Port Information Required." Select "Standard" > "Generic Network Card" (should be default)6. Again, wait a minute or two, then select your printer's make and model from the list. You may need to provide the drivers for your printer. If you're having trouble with this step, try plugging your printer directly into your computer (via USB) to install the drivers before installing over the network.From here it should be fairly straightforward. If you want to switch form RAW to LPR, see below.Windows Vista (with SP2):Prerequisite: must be logged in with administrative privileges.1. Click "Add a printer" in the Printers page (either from the Control Panel, or Start > Settings > Printers)2. Despite being a network printer, click "Add a local printer"3. Select "Create a new port" > "Standard TCP/IP Port"4. Select "Device type" > "TCP/IP Device"; in "Hostname or IP address" enter the IP address you assigned the ps121 via webGUI, or have a look at your router's DHCP leases if you don't remember. Port name will fill out automatically. "Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use" should be checked.5. It might take a minute or two, then come up with "Additional Port Information Required." Select "Standard" > "Generic Network Card" (should be default)6. Again, wait a minute or two, then select your printer's make and model from the list. You may need to provide the drivers for your printer. If you're having trouble with this step, try plugging your printer directly into your computer (via USB) to install the drivers before installing over the network.From here it should be fairly straightforward. If you want to switch form RAW to LPR, see below.Xubuntu Linux (10.04):1. Click the plus sign in Printing (Applications > System > Printing for Xubuntu, or System > Administration > Printing for Ubuntu)2. Click "Network Printer" to expand, then select "LPD/LPR Host or Printer" and type the ps121's IP in Host, then click Probe3. It might take a minute or two to, then click Forward when it says "PASSTHRU" in Queue4. Again, wait a minute or two. An occasional pop-up window is normal ("Searching for drivers" etc.)5. Select your printer's make and model from the list. Use recommended drivers. If your printer is not listed, you may need to provide PPD drivers.6. Select a printer name (can't contain spaces) and description, then click ApplyThat should do it.You can change a configured printer from RAW to LPR (in Windows XP and Vista):From the Printers (and Faxes) page, right-click on desired printer and click Properties. Select the Ports tab, then click "Configure Port..." and change Protocol from RAW to LPR. In Queue Name, type "P1" (without quotes) and check the box "LPR Byte Counting Enabled"Hit OK, then Close.Some notes:* The printer I used was a Brother HL-5140 (which is not listed in Netgear's compatibility list).* Multifunction printers such as combination printer/scanner only support the printing function via the ps121, as far as I know.* The printer queue is located on P1 (i.e. \\[ps121's name or IP]\P1; e.g. lpd://192.168.1.2/P1, etc.). You'll need to know this if using OS X.I hope it works out for you. 3Absolutely Stunned In How IT Was Shipped First off, Was Pumped to recieve the product.. Come to Open The Box it only had the print server without a freaking power adapter to plug in the dang product... Extremely mad,,, How they can box this product without a power cord for it??? Include no power cord with it in the description... How exactly am i suppose to use this product without a power cord???? 3Works with Windows 7 I bought this after reading all the reviews here at Amazon -- I have Windows 7 and a Canon Pixma ip3000 printer that I dearly love and didn't want to get a wireless printer (the toner cartridges are REALLY cheap and its a great printer) and after reading that it works with Windows 7 and that my Pixma was compatible with this server, I went for it! I got a used one for $19 and it DID come with the installation cd, which made installation an absolute breeze! The only thing the kit didn't come with was an extra cat 5e (ethernet) cable, but I had an extra one luckily. I really expected to have a difficult time with this, but it only took about 10 minutes MAX to install. The cd even printed out a test page and it worked! I think the main thing with this print server is to make sure you get the installation cd with it, and make sure your printer is compatible with it. You can check your printer's compatibility at the NetGear site. Just do a Google search for the NetGear print server compatibility list and see if your printer is on it before purchasing one. 5Works great with my Samsung printer My setup: IBM laptop running W2K, Proxim wireless card, Microsoft MN-500 wireless router, this Netgear PS121, and a Samsung ML-1710 printer.Plug the PS121 into the wall, the usb cable from the printer into the PS121, and an ethernet cable runs between the PS121 and a spare port on your router. Now I can print from anywhere in my apartment.Setup was a snap, took about 5 minutes. I did have to read the troubleshooting part of the instructions to discover that I needed to disable 'bidirectional printing'... whatever that is.I don't know why the amazon description says that you can share with 'up to 3 computers', because you can share with any number on a wireless network.One complaint: this thing comes with a usb cable but no ethernet cable. Everyone with a usb-printer already has a usb cable, but some people might not have an ethernet cable laying around. I would prefer that they lower the price a few bucks and include no cables, most people who buy esoteric gadgets like this have extra cables.Overall, this is a nice little toy, I highly recommend it. 5
NETGEAR PS121 USB 2.0 Mini Print Server

NETGEAR PS121 USB 2.0 Mini Print Server

2.9
Error You can't add more than 500 quantity.
Regular price
€82,00
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€82,00
Regular price
€134,00
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per 
Save 39% (€52,00)