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StarTech.com 10/100 Mbps USB Print Server (PM1115U)

2.8 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
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  • Easily let's you share 1 USB printer with computers connected to a home or small office network
  • Easy setup and configuration
  • Eliminates the need to purchase additional printers for individual workstations
  • PM1115U is a compact USB Print Server that connects to your Ethernet or Fast Ethernet network
  • Compact and light weight USB print server only weighs 1.6 ounces
  • Compliant with USB 2.0
  • Configurable using a web based browser or a windows based configuration
  • Easy setup and configuration
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Product Description

Model: USB

This USB 10/100 Mbps Print Server lets you share one printer between many networked users, instead of having to purchase separate printers for each individual workstation. The Print server (PM1115U) does not require a dedicated print server PC, so you can position the printer anywhere on your network, while avoiding the performance bottleneck you would experience with an always-on PC acting as the print server. PM1115U features straightforward installation wizards and remote web-based management, simplifying the print server''s installation and use. The palm-sized, lightweight print server plugs directly into your printer's USB port and needs only an RJ-45 networking cable to connect it to the rest of your network. Compatible with most major operating systems, the 1 Port USB 10/100 Mbps Print Server is the perfect USB printer solution for home or small office networks.

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Brand Name StarTech
Item model number PM1115U
Item Weight 1.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.4 x 3.1 x 6.2 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 9.45 x 3.07 x 6.22 inches
Color Beige
Power Source 7.5V DC, 500mA

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2.8 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

2.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #87 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Print Servers
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available November 2, 2005

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By J. Annis on October 8, 2015
Style Name: USB Verified Purchase
Company owns 10 or 15 of these. They are okay. They last a couple of years usually and then have to be replaced (ours are used 24/7). I mean that is a lot of use, I guess, but I can't see much difference between that and being left on all the time in someone's house or office.

They are easy to setup, but force you to run a wizard rather than just get to the setting you want.
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Comparing StarTech to Buffalo:

I recently purchased and returned a Buffalo print server, so I'll begin this review with a short comparison. The Buffalo had only a small documentation insert, maybe 10 palm sized pages. The StarTech server includes a quick start guide of the same length, but also on their install CD is a 146 page document with detailed user instructions. The Buffalo instructions are either consistently wrong and/or misleading while the StarTech instructions are clear and accurate. The StarTech user manual was written by a non-native American English speaker, but the occasional inelegant phrasing is a small price to pay for the information. The StarTech install CD works and all links to documentation and software work--the Buffalo CD does not work as documented and links to the documentation are broken. The most important difference for me is that on the Buffalo print server a 16 page 11MB file caused the server to fail and print only the first 2 pages with either blanks or garbage filed pages following. The same document prints perfectly through the StarTech unit.

Both units have web-base administration options, but the StarTech is more cleanly designed and offers many more features. The StarTech manual includes instructions on firmware upgrades, which I have not yet tried. The Buffalo print server instructions and web site offer nothing in the way of firmware upgrades.

I have owned the StarTech unit for only 24 hours, so there may be updates to this review should anything important develop in the future.
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Not being able to find the print server is a common problem. Reason: Step 1 in the manual tells you the IP address of the Print Server. However, it fails to tell you that you need to establish a printer port using the address. Therefore in Windows 7 prior to running the software, open Devices & Printers from the Control Panel and click Add Printer at the top. Then click Add Network Printer. Ignore what comes up during the search and click The printer that I want isn't listed. Click Add a printer using TCP/IP > Next. Change Autodetect to TCP/IP device and enter the IP Address: > Next. Select Custom Settings > Select LPR and enter Queue Name lp1 > OK. Finally after above steps are completed, run the StarTech software disk and it should now be able to find the print server.
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Style Name: Airprint Verified Purchase
I have been using this printer server for a month now on my HP K5400 Printer. I just followed the setup instructions supplied. it found my router
ask for the password and connected. The Great Feature is that the server also has AirPrint ( a Apple Feature) that iPad, iPod uses. Thus
this Server turns a Non Wifi Printer to a Wireless WiFi Printer. Now I may print from any device Wirelessly Not having to connect to the printer.
I strongly recommend this Printer Server to anyone that wants to convert a Non Wifi Printer to a Wifi Wireless Printer.!
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Style Name: Wireless N Verified Purchase
Pros: It basically works, which is unusual for print servers, apparently.
Cons: Windows only, custom software to get started, and very, very slow to print.

I have a Windows 10 desktop that's on a wired network, then an 8 year old Epson professional photo printer with a flaky network card on another floor. The basic instructions for setting this thing up say to do the following...

1) Turn on your printer, connect it to the print server, plug the print server into the power, and wait 40 seconds for it to boot.
2) Connect your Windows computer to a wifi access point that the print server provides
3) Run the Windows installer that comes on a CD to configure the print server.
4) Run the "add printers" control panel to add the printer.

If I could have done any of this it would have been easy. It installs any printers it finds as local printers on your Windows machine. But I couldn't because the Windows machine doesn't have wifi, and the printer isn't right next to it. So, I managed to do this:

1) Crawl under my desk, unplug my Windows desktop from the wired network, and plug it directly into the print server.
2) Run the installation software, up to the point where I connect it to my home wifi and change the IP address.
3) Unplug the print server, reconnect my Windows desktop to the network.
4) Plug the printer into the print server, and plug the print server in next to the printer.
5) Install the printer as a network printer. I have been playing with this printer for awhile, so this was easy for me, but might not be intuitive for someone who doesn't work with this stuff all the time.
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