|Submited By: Jeff W. Johnson on 06/23/2010|
As a longtime user of the HP JetDirect spooler for my old HP 5P, this box had a lot to live up to. I configured the JetDirect about 7 years ago and literally have not touched it. No issues. Well, I ve had the IOGear print server up for 10 days now and I ve had no issues. Setup could not have been simpler. Using a D-Link DIR-655, the print server was assigned an IP address. I "told" my Mac what printer was located at that IP address (look in the router s config panel to determine the IP of the server) and I was off and printing. I had attempted to use the built-in USB sharing port on the DIR -655, but the interface is clumsy and essentially "claims" the device during the printing process. The IOGear server, however, makes the printer appear as a regular network printing device and will allow multiple machines to spool to the IP without issue. I m using two new iMacs, and Airbook, an XP laptop, and a Vista box. All the boxes "see" the printer.
Get this. It works. At least for me!