I would prefer it have software already in it like a router and just entering an IP in a browser to setup, but the software on disc did work and I was able to get my USB printers working and could print to them from any pc on same network directly to the IP address I assigned.The box is pretty warm to the touch, worries me about how long it will last, but it is still running so can't complain yet.If it fails before a year is up I will adjust my rating.
First install had to delete printer and follow directions exactly (except for the typo on the label said ip 192.168.0.10, should be X.X.1.10)The rest of the computers on the network had some issues with making it work but once I got the settings right, it works perfect.
These are quick and easy to configure, no need to figure out how to set up the port, installed the first in an Orthodontist's office to get them around a wireless printer issue and it went so well that I've been using them everywhere I need a print server.
You can't just plug this device in and expect it to work.With a computer you need to change it's IP address to a manual one like 192.168.0.2 in order to even connect to it by a network.
I recommend using a fixed manual address in order to keep it from changing with network resets.After that setup is a breeze, no divers need to be installed - there are none for Mac Os anyway - besides the ones used for the printer itself.4 out of 5 with the somewhat tricky setup which might stump the anyone who will most likely not know what a subnet is or how to change it, as most network devices plug in and go.
Before I had to unplug the power to the print server and removed the printer from the second computer.
Did not work with my printer, took a call to TP-Link tech support to find out my HP printer wasn't supported.
Had to have help from their customer service and even then, I've still not got it working on all computers.
Do not work with my multi-printer.
When it failed I didn't have time to trouble-shoot; second printer was a nice-to-have.