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6 thoughts on “NETGEAR PS121 USB 2.0 Mini Print Server

  1. troyronson "troyronson" says:
    style=”margin-bottom:0.5em;”> 55 of 58 people found the following review helpful:
     4.0 out of 5 stars Be patient! , 24th October 2005
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    The installation is a little difficult. But after reading the chapter “Troubleshooting” in the small manual, it worked. Not sure about the long term reliability because the device seems to be very hot. Size-wise, perfect! No perceivable delay the printer spooling. It makes no economic sense to buy a wireless print server, if the router and the printer remain stationary. This print server is for my use, ie wireless Internet in the room, with remote printing in another. Will report if any problems develop. Remember to be patient and keep trying all options when installing
    FOLLOW-UP:. Worked well for two months, died to my old Canon BJC-2100 printer (of natural causes that I think are unrelated to the print server). When trying to reinstall the print server with a new Canon Pixma IP3000 printer, I once ran into the installation to win challenges. This time, the print server does not detect the printer nor the network connection. The written instructions did nothing. However, after visiting Netgear website, I followed the advice of my software firewall off (PC Cillin 2005 in my case). And lo and behold, is now everything works, and I am again a satisfied Netgear user. Does exactly what it should do (prining allow remote code execution or printer sharing), with minimal, if. Delay in spooling Bottom line: Good product, lousy instructions
    FURTHER UPDATE (15 September 2007): Two years after the purchase, the original PS121 (I checked) started to act, that was periodically NOT recognizing my printer. After re-installing the Netgear disc several times, I got tired and decided to “upgrade” to a PS121 with “Version 2” software. Before doing this I had trouble a different brand would work. No on D-Link (not compatible per site) and Air-Link (compatible but not working for me!) Go again, the Netgear install was a bit difficult initially thwarted by “Norton AntiBot” program. Be sure to disable any and all anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall software! The newer PS121 version runs a PS121v2 display in the taskbar, which is a “positive assurance” that the printer is recognized. The only time when I have a red light (not connected) when the printer is turned off. After two months, everything is working well. I would still recommend this product, however, ensure that the version 2 (v2) model. Attention to all: Make sure to visit Netgear’s website before buying, to ensure compatibility with your operating system and specific printer. I can not understand why the printer manufacturers do not market their own print server. This would certainly help to the “compatibility” problem. I do not think that works with VISTA OS. Another reviewer mentioned downloading drivers from Netgear’s website. I have XP, so no problem here. If problems do arise, I will report.

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  • Darrell J. Riffe "DJR" says:
    style=”margin-bottom:0.5em;”> 24 of 26 people found the following review helpful:
     1.0 out of 5 stars Look select the compatible printer before you buy! , 18th December 2004
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    First off, let me say that I a Netgear fan am. I have with their products for years, and I always had to say good things about them. However, the PS121 has been a disappointment. When I bought the item, I was under the impression that most of the worked, if not all USB printers My mistake just make sure that you have the compatible printers list on Netgear site for the PS121 You’ll find that surprisingly few USB printers actually work with this unit recommendation.!.. When an HP printer, you network – Get an HP JetDirect server – I went with the 175X Even then, you will not be anything you want on a multifunction device like the OfficeJet G85 (ie, print, scan, copy. .., fax) of a network, but at least that which actually work by the print command Otherwise, if you confirm a printer on the compatibility Netgear list, please enter it by – NOTE: I can not confirm that this printer on Netgear compatibility list is anything to do what the printer capapble while doing a network. If I expect from such a device, the network would know all these features, I’d recommend it., in most cases not , more than a simple printer communication -.. forget the scanning and faxing for me but the PS-121 is nothing more than a paperweight The HP JetDirect 175X, as has my JetDirect 170 for printing functions worked well
    . DJR

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  • Mike Lawrence says:
    style=”margin-bottom:0.5em;”> 40 of 48 people found the following review helpful:
     4.0 out of 5 stars perfect solution to connect your USB printer! , 16 April 2004
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    Works fine out of the box. It can be set in minutes by the simple instructions. I wanted my HP PSC 2200 printer to my wireless network with Netgear WGR614 router get. The printer the USB cable goes in one end of the Netgear PS121 print server, Ethernet cable comes out the other end and into the router. Now I can print wirelessly with my IBM laptop and Netgear WG511 wireless card. A fraction of the cost of wireless print server. If you want to connect your USB printer, this product is for you!

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  • Mike says:
    style=”margin-bottom:0.5em;”> 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
     5.0 out of 5 stars Great product – 20 Virtual KVM , January 2012
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    I bought this card because I use ILO at work and wanted to see if this is similar. It is. Unlike ILO the virtual KVM with the card. After installation, you can remove the keyboard, mouse and monitor from your HP MicroServer., the server is not recognized, looking like it on the KVM device. Since most we do not have a DNS server at home you might want to change the name to add to your hosts file or is there a static IP so that you can get it easily. Just a note, there is no documentation. Standard -admin and the password is password. I was in a position to glean from a review somewhere. Moreover, it is working. This product looks nothing like connected the picture with him through Amazon.

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  • John McCoy says:
    style=”margin-bottom:0.5em;”> 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
     5.0 out of 5 stars great addition to the micro server , 31st December 2011
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    Simple, very useful for remote support Provides a Web-based interface to many SNMP functions. such as temperature and fan speeds. Provides a Java-based remote-control session that lets you boot directly to the console also. you can enter BIOS to obtain adjustment via remote session and have the ability to turn off the server.

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  • Anonymous says:
    4.0 out of 5 stars Works very well , 9 . August 2012
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    Use this with the N36L model, it works really well
    The map itself is be run by a small custom processor Aspeed from, I’m assuming they have stock firmware for it that their partners (such as HP) for specific server models, etc. The Ethernet port is run by a Broadcom chip and not caused me no trouble adapting, has not, as some have reported time and so fell on, to say that a.
    The VGA port is
    but his own thing inside the Aspeed chip when the card is installed, the port is the only video port that is one on the main board is disabled by BIOS. It works this way, the map of the console can encode video for KVM purposes.
    The firmware on the Card is running Linux on an ARM core of some sort, if you wire up a serial port to the header on the card, you can actually see it boot up and poke around, though I do not even done.
    The KVM was my primary interest, and it works really well, although I’ve only used as a text console (freebsd is installed on the server). It is a Java applet that starts from your browser, and it has some OS-dependent libraries it takes for the mouse (for precise movement, it works without it, but bad), except that it seems to work everywhere.

    I will start with the KVM on OS X 10.8 it on Safari (Chrome does not like the JNLP file attempts to download it). It does not run in the browser, it uses Java Web Start in order to start another application, and the application then just keeps running, regardless of what the browser does.
    I have not been able to get the virtual media to work thing, it may require, OS-dependent libraries at all (the JNLP file for this function suggests that to be the case) act . I have not used, it is much easier to simply let an OS installation disc into your CD drive or on the server itself using a USB stick, as you can then go into the BIOS remotely and boot from it, if you need.
    The web interface is a bit odd organized (too many sections, poorly aligned section titles, etc), and in certain cases with the browsers I tested (Chrome and Safari on OS X 10.8) have it flake off and will hold back from notification until you clear cookies and such (which always worked for me so far). It works to reset and power on / off the server remotely, monitor temps, fans, etc. It has a feature that you will send an email when an event occurs, but the SMTP mailer does not support authentication (requiring Gmail and most other).

    It is a SSH Console runs in the card itself, I suppose this is an IPMI Shell but have not got much done with it.
    The card itself can be accessed from the operating system on the server via IPMI, this is how you would find your operating system etc fan speeds, temperatures . I’m not able to get it working in FreeBSD, but it apparently works in Linux.

    Anyway, the low price for this KVM, HP needs to update the firmware, though, as it obvious bugs are

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