Multi-user access to your printer is now simpler than ever. NETGEAR's USB Mini Print Server does away with the hassles of sharing your printer among multiple PCs. Its easy external USB connection links one USB printer to as many as three PCs, so different network users can run multiple print jobs at the same time from anywhere on a home or office network. The attractive case design looks great in any environment, and its compact size allows you to place it close at hand or out of the way to open up your work area. Easy setup with NETGEAR's Smart Wizard install assistant saves you time and effort so you're up and running in minutes. Since no parallel printer cable is needed, it saves you money, too.
XP Works, Win7 not so easily10/4/2010
Setup fine in XP, but not Win7. Instead of using the setupWizard, follow instructions in the manual for "Setting up your PS121V2 as a Standard Network Print Server". Must be setup under Standard TCP/IP Printer Port. After several installs, uninstalls, finally this method made it work on Win7 32 & 64.
Not that great10/1/2010
It was difficult to configure and requires a driver to make it work right
Compatible with most USB Printers11/30/2007
This print server will work with most USB printers. One exception is with the HP Officejet g85 All-In-One printer. Using a High speed USB cable as recommended by HP still will not help.
Works fine with my Canon PIXMA iP6000D11/29/2007
It took a little while to figure out the setup. But once I got over that blip, I find that it works fine with my Canon PIXMA iP6000D.
Not Compatible with All Printers11/9/2007
It does not work with HP Officejet G85 All-in-one, but it did with the Brother HL-5050 laser and HP P1000 Photosmart printers. Here is a link of compatible printers from Netgear support: http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n101648.asp . Conclusion: If it's a USB printer, it should work!
Great addition to home network5/4/2004
This works great. Only problem was when setting it up you must turn off the microsoft firewall in order to automatically setup the server. The instructions do not mention this, but it is buried on the help site. Once this was discovered the setup took a couple of minutes for each computer.