Networking USB 2.0 Print Server
    Product # 5342
    Networking USB 2.0 Print Server
    Product # 5342
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    Networking USB 2.0 Print Server

    This palm sized 1-port USB 2.0 Print Server allows any networked computer to share a USB printer. It complies with USB 2.0 specifications (backward compatible with USB 1.1 spec.), and provides users with an auto-sensing Ethernet port that works with either 10Base-T or 100Base-T networks. This unit also supports multiple protocols and multiple operating systems,

    The built-in web management feature provides more convenience by allowing the user to configure, monitor and even reset the print server via a web browser. This eliminates the need to place the printer right next to the computer. Print jobs can be sent to a printer in another country just as easily as to a printer in the same office. Why bother sending a degraded fax image while you can print an original at the destination?
     

    Features
    Easily connect your USB printer to a network
    Allows multiple computers to share one USB printer on the network
    Print from any computer on your network
    Supports DHCP Client and multiple network protocols
    10Base-T / 100Base-T auto-sensing
    Supports Telnet and Web Management software
    NOTE:  While the print functions on a compatible Multi-function printer may work, other functions such as scanning may not.
     

    Compatible Operating Systems:

    • Windows XP/Vista/7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

    Support Files:

     

    Network Cable Length
    6 Feet
    Network Protocol
    IPX, TCP/IP, NETBUEI, APPLETALK, LPR, smb (Over IP)
    Cable Type
    CAT5
    Network Interface
    10/100Mbps RJ45
    Printer Connection
    USB 2.0, USB 1.1
    Standards
    IEEE 802.3 10Base-T; IEEE 802.3u 100Base-T; USB 2.0
    Management
    Web Based-UI, Networking USB Utility
     
     

    Printers:

    • Most printers with USB connections are supported
    Network environment:
     
    • 10/100Mbps networks

    Package Content

    • 1 x 1-Port USB 2.0 Print Server
    • 1 x CAT5 Patch Cable
    • 1 x Power Adapter 
    • 1 x Installation CD
    • 1 x User Manual
     

    Compatible Operating Systems:

    • Windows 95
    • Windows 98
    • Windows ME
    • Windows NT
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

    57 Reviews

    71.75% of the reviewers recommend this product

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    Not Useful

    • Anonymous,
    •  Miromar Lakes, FL 
    • 1/5/2016 5:51:38 PM

    Pros: -Setup was surprisingly easy
    -Can emulate a USB device (when using the Networking USB Server tool) so can see ink levels, etc if your printer supports that

    Cons: -Disconnects ALL THE TIME
    -default IP on the back is just wrong. Suggest hook it up to a network with DHCP and get the IP from the router.

    Setup was fine. It can emulate a USB device using the "Networking USB Server" tool or works as a normal LPR device. Anyone who can't get it to print should try LPR instead of using the included software (there are instructions in another review). A printer must be connected for the device to show up on the network

    The BIG problem with the device is that it loses the printer connection very often (and hence disappears from the network). The longest mine has worked was about 45 minutes. Even turning off power save mode on my printer did not help. A print server that requires being reset because it can't handle a USB connection is useless. I can't believe monoprice sells this. There is clearly a software configuration issue with the firmware that doesn't allow it to reconnect to devices.

    Also found out it supports USB hubs for LPR connections even though the server tool says not supported. Not sure what this is useful for.

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    The item only works with a few printer models

    • Stephen Rogers,
    •  Redmond, WA 
    • 12/28/2015 3:07:19 PM

    I was under the assumption that this device would work with any USB printer but it doesn't . It didn't work with my printer model and I just wasted my time trying to get it to work. Do not buy this unless you look at the printer compatibility list first to verify that it will work with your printer model.

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    It is just ok

    • Rafael Orta,
    •  ,  
    • 12/13/2015 7:49:39 PM

    Pros: PROS: Easy setup, and has a very easy web interface, good price

    Cons: CONS: It constantly needs to be reset, my printer has a standby function (like most of the printers nowadays), for it to work I need to cycle the printer and reset the device every single time that I want to print something. I am printing from a MAC OSx 10.11 to a Lazer printer Brother HL-1440 .

    Fair price and if the vendor ever fix the connectivity issues it would be an awesome product.

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    • Michel Cote,
    •  Stony Plain, AB 
    • 9/19/2015 7:55:00 AM

    Pros: small, great price, and quick delivery
    works great as a print server

    All of these types of USB sharing devices have connection / disconnection issues due to the nature of USB connections not designed to be shared and requiring time to connect.

    Works best as just a print sharing device (ie. print server) without using any software (just setup as an IP printer in LPR mode)

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    Its ok for the price but has issues

    • Cesar Velez,
    •  san ysidro, CA 
    • 9/16/2015 3:52:15 PM

    Pros: It works (most of the time)

    Cons: It does require you use the installation disk and utility to configure printer (can just use the ip address).
    it requires you to turn the device off and back on if you shut down your printer between printing

    After installation you have to have the printer on for it to show up on the network, other wise you have to reboot the device after plugging in the printer, you also cant just configure the printer via the ip address, you have to use the included software for printer installation, if you dont have your printer on all the time you will have to reboot the device every time you turn it back on (very anoying) other that that it works.

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