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NETGEAR PS121 USB 2.0 Mini Print Server

by Netgear
105 customer reviews

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  • 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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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Netgear
  • Model Number: PS121NA
  • Network Data Transfer Rate: 100 Megabits Per Second

Product Description

Product Description

As the cost of printers have come down dramatically, many home and SOHO users have sought to add printers to their networks. Also, many of these printers now have a USB interface through which to connect to a network. If a cluster of 3 or more PCs seeks to be attached to a single printer, the NETGEAR PS121 USB Print Server can allow them to access that printer quickly and easily. The PS121 is compatible with wired or wireless routers from any vendor, and can enable a user to have a wired printing network within their broader wireless network. Configuration is simple via the Smart Wizard install assistant, providing a much more seamless user experience than other print servers. Sleek, compact, and easy to use, the PS121 USB Mini Print Server is the perfect solution to add printing to your home or office network.

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Amazon.com Product Description
The NETGEAR PS121 USB 2.0 Mini Print Server offers:
  • An easy way to share a printer with multiple users on a network.
  • A USB interface that is compatible with most USB printers.
  • 10 Mbps Ethernet connection for fast data transfer.
  • A 1-year warranty.
The NETGEAR PS121 USB 2.0 Mini Print Server makes it easy for multiple users on a network to share a printer, letting you place the printer at a convenient spot for the entire office or out of the way altogether.



Multiple users on the network can share one printer with the PS121 Print Server. View larger.
Easy Setup with USB 2.0
The PS121 works with most USB port printers from HP, Epson, Canon, Lexmark, and others, and it supports all major Windows operating systems.

Simply plug in the PS121 to your printer with the included USB cable on one end and connect it to your network via an Ethernet cord on the other. The print server features a 10 Mbps Ethernet connection for quick data transfer and an easy-to-use web-based management tool.

Save Time, Energy and Money Using the print server eliminates the need to have a dedicated PC always-on acting as a print server, thus conserving energy and saving money. The print server supports simultaneous print jobs and an on-board memory buffer keeps prints coming out quickly.

The NETGEAR PS121 USB 2.0 Mini Print Server is backed by a 1-year warranty.

What's in the Box
PS121 USB Mini Print Server, resource CD, power adapter, 5-foot USB cable, installation guide, and warranty/support information card.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.4 x 2.3 x 1 inches ; 2.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0001BXVA4
  • Item model number: PS121NA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 15, 2004
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

57 of 60 people found the following review helpful By troyronson on October 24, 2005
The installation is a little challenging. However, after reading the "troubleshooting" section of the little instruction manual, it worked. Not sure about long-term reliability, as the unit seems to get very hot. Size-wise, perfect! No perceptible delay in spooling the printer. It does not make economic sense to buy a wireless print server, if the router and the printer remain stationary. This print server is great for my use, i.e. wireless Internet in one room, with remote printing in another. Will report back if any problems develop. Remember, be patient and keep trying all of the options during the installation.

FOLLOW-UP: Worked fine for two months until my old Canon BJC-2100 printer died (of natural causes that I believe are unrelated to the print server). Upon trying to re-install the print server with a new Canon Pixma IP3000 printer, I once gain ran into installation challenges. This time the print server did not recognize the printer nor the network connection. The written instructions did nothing. However, after visiting Netgear's website, I followed the recommendation to disable my software firewall (PC Cillin 2005 in my case). Low and behold, everything is now working, and I am once again a satisfied Netgear user. Does exactly what it is supposed to do (allow remote prining or printer sharing), with minimal, if any delay in spooling. Bottom line: Good product, lousy instructions!

FURTHER UPDATE (September 15, 2007): Two years after purchase, the original PS121 (which I reviewed) started to act up, i.e. was periodically NOT recognizing my printer. After re-installing from the Netgear disc several times, I got tired and decided to "upgrade" to a PS121 with "version 2" software. Before doing this I had trouble finding another brand that would work.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Darrell J. Riffe on December 18, 2004
First off, let me say that I am a Netgear fan. I've been using their products for years, and I've always had good things to say about them. However, the PS121 has been a disappointment. When I bought the item, I was under the impression that it worked with most, if not all USB printers. My mistake!!! Be sure to check out the compatible printers list on Netgear's website for the PS121. You'll find that suprisingly few USB printers actually work with this unit. Recommendation: If you have an HP printer that you want to network -- Get an HP JetDirect server -- I've gone with the 175X. Even then, you won't get everything that you want on a multifunction unit such as the OfficeJet G85 (i.e., print, scan, copy, fax) from a network. But, at least the thing will actually function with the print command. Otherwise, unless you have a printer on Netgear's verified compatibility list, pass this one by -- NOTE: I cannot verify that those printers on Netgear's compatibility list will do everything that the printer is capapble of doing while on a network. If I knew of such a device that would network all of these functions, I would recommend it. In most cases, don't expect more than simple printer communication -- forget the scan and fax functions. For me, however, the PS-121 is nothing more than a paperweight. The HP JetDirect 175X, as did my JetDirect 170 for print functions, works fine.

DJR
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By V. L. Kittell on June 7, 2006
I purchased a mini print server because I wanted to use my laptop in one room and print from another, and I chose this particular model because I have a Netgear router and the manual for that router suggested the Netgear USB Mini Print Server (PS121). I consider myself moderately computer-savvy. The directions were clear, and I was able to install the software with no trouble. However, the print server did not work--- no test page would print. After much research on the Internet, using Google to find various forums, including a Netgear forum, I discovered that the Netgear USB Mini Print Server (PS121) is not compatible with all-in-one printers. A moderator on the Netgear forum stated that a person could use the Netgear USB Mini Print Server (PS121) with all-in-one printers by downloading printer-only drivers. It boiled down to (I guess) 1) choosing to use all three functions of my printer (printer, copier, scanner), but having to carry my laptop into the room with the printer, 2) only using the print function and being able to print from another room, or 3) buying a new printer that was compatible with the Netgear USB Mini Print Server (PS121). I chose to return the Netgear USB Mini Print Server (PS121). I rated this item only one star because I could not use it and because it was not obvious before purchase that many printers are not compatible (not merely the all-in-ones, as I found out through my research). I am very happy with my Netgear router, but not with the Netgear USB Mini Print Server (PS121). I highly recommend that a potential buyer visit the compatibility list on the Netgear website to make sure that their printer is compatible before purchase of the Netgear USB Mini Print Server (PS121).
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Brian Beaver on October 17, 2006
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I purchased this print server only to end up returning it because it was too much of a hassle to make it work on my all-Macintosh network. Although technically it *is* Mac compatible, it requires the use of a Windows computer for the initial setup, which in my book might as well be Mac incompatible. I replaced this with the similar USB 2.0 print server from Buffalo Technologies and I was up and running (using OS X Tiger, Rendezvous and AppleTalk) within 15 minutes of receiving the Amazon package at my front door. PS: Netgear elects NOT to include an Ethernet cable in the box whereas Buffalo not only includes one, but it's a super-slick, long and ultra flat Ethernet cable, all for about the same price as the Netgear.
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