The HP Jetdirect 175x external print server / internet connector for USB lets you easily and inexpensively share printers or HP multifunction devices through an existing Ethernet network without sacrificing quality or flexibility. This pocket-size 10/100Base-TX print server uses a USB port allowing you to print anywhere, anytime.
Customer Reviews of HP Jetdirect 175x Print Server - 1 x 10/100Base-TX Network, 1 x USB - 100Mbps
Enables easy reliable network printing.11/19/2009
The HP Jetdirect 175x Print Server does exactly what I wanted. It allows me to print directly to my printer from any computer on my home network. (Previously, the printer was connected to one computer and that computer had to be on for the printer to work.) It was easy to set up, doesn't take up much room, is reliable, and meets my needs very well. I have used it for 6 months now, and have had no problems. I just wish it were less money!!! Be aware that you need to make sure the printer you want to use with it is compatible with it...I checked with HP before purchase.
Before you purchase this product (or any HP Print server) make sure by calling HP customer care that the printer you are to use it on is able to be networked first. I have an HP Laserjet 1020 and I found out after the fact that this printer is incapable, even with the print server, of being networked even though there is no documentation anywhere that I found while reserching it that leads to this conclusion. I had to talk to a an HP rep to find out the truth. As much as I like HP products, buyer beware.
HP Jetdirect 175x Print Server12/15/2006
This item is easy to setup and works great. Hook it up and you never have to mess with it again.