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LINKSYS WPS54G Wireless-G Print Server 802.11b / g, RJ45 USB 2.0

  • 802.11b / g, RJ45
  • USB 2.0
  • 100Mbps + 54Mbps
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Linksys brings wireless printing to your USB printer with the WPS54G Wireless-G print server. Now you can use your wireless computer to print from anywhere in your house. For increased printing range it supports IPP so you can print from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Setup is fast, easy and secure with Linksys' setup wizard software and the built in RJ45 port. You can set the print server up using a wired connection so you don't have to take down your wireless network's WEP or WPA security.

The print server will work in ad-hoc mode so you don't have to leave your entire network up to print something.

  • newegg Share One USB Printer With the high speed USB 2.0 port and 10/100Mbps RJ45 port as well as 802.11b/g wireless connectivity equipped on the LINKSYS WPS54G Wireless-G print server, share a USB 1.1/2.0 printer (MFP not supported) over your home or office network without a dedicated PC.
  • newegg IEEE 802.11b/g Compliant Compliant with the IEEE 802.11b/g protocol, the LINKSYS WPS54G Wireless-G print server smoothly integrates into any existing wireless network with up to 54Mbps data transfer speed. With the wireless option, put your printer wherever you want, without having to run cables.
  • newegg Wireless Security The LINKSYS WPS54G Wireless-G print server supports WEP and WPA encryption for maximized wireless network security.
  • newegg SNMP Management The LINKSYS WPS54G Wireless-G print server supports SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) management for monitoring, configuring and troubleshooting your printer using existing SNMP management tools.

Learn more about the Linksys WPS54G

Model

Brand
LINKSYS
Model
WPS54G

Spec

Network Connection
802.11b / g, RJ45
Network Speed
100Mbps + 54Mbps
Printer Connection
USB 2.0
Protocols
IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.3,USB 2.0
Dimensions
5.2" x 1.0" x 2.8"
Weight
3.8 oz.
Temperature
0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF)
Humidity
10% to 85% Non-Condensing

Features

Features
Supports TCP/IP, SMB (Service Message Block), AppleTalk (EtherTalk), and NetBEUI.
Setup Wizard program makes it easy to configure the Wireless-G PrintServer in Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 or XP.
SNMP management allows users to monitor, configure and troubleshoot using
existing SNMP management tools.
Built-in IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) Server and Windows IPP client, enables printing to your printer from anywhere on the Internet.

Minimum Requirements:
300 MHz or Faster Processor
128 MB of RAM
CD-ROM Drive
Printer with USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 Port (Multi-function printers are not compatible)
Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 or XP

Packaging

Package Contents
WPS54G
Resource Disk
Power Adapter
Quick Installation Guide
RJ45 Cable
USB Cable

Quick Info


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  • Cristian D.
  • 12/19/2013 11:32:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBad product, horrible support.

Pros: Compact size, it has both Ethernet and wireless LAN interfaces, it's a Linksys (I thought that was a good thing, but I guess that is where I went wrong, see my "other thoughts").

Cons: These devices fail. Mine failed in 2 months. After that happened (aka "too late"), I read a lot of reviews and stories written by people who experienced the exact same symptoms. Support (if it can be called that way) is ridiculous.

Other Thoughts: "Linksys support" issued an RMA; even suggested that I pay for an "advance replacement". Luckily, I did not fall for that. It turned out that there are no replacement units available; neither new, nor refurbished.
Linksys is now owned by Belkin, and their support is as bad as this product. After 6 weeks of phone calls, emails and waiting, Belkin / Linksys offered me a ridiculous discount / credit against a new product purchase. No more of their products for me.

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  • Kevin K.
  • 8/23/2011 6:18:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Like most Linksys products, tends to fail for no apparent reason. The software required to be able to connect to the print server tends not to work. When shopping for wireless stuff for home or office, unless you are a master tech guru, look elsewhere than Linksys.

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  • Steven T.
  • 7/7/2008 8:19:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsDid I buy a paperweight?

Pros: Can't really think of any

Cons: First unit configured fine but would drop off line after 30 minutes or so. Contacted Linksys support and after over an hour on the phone with two levels of support and a supervisor, was authorized to return mine for replacement. The new one came in a couple of days. It lasted nearly a month before it failed. Now replaced with a device from another vendor that booted just fine, configured like a dream (PC & MAC) and runs just fine.

Other Thoughts: Is this Linksys device a dog or am I loosing my touch?

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  • Jason S.
  • 4/25/2008 10:35:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsSome good some bad

Pros: Set up is a bit of a pain but once its set up it runs like a champ. It's wireless and supports multifunction printers.

Cons: Set up is a major pain. If you have little patience you may want to hire a pro to hook it up.

Other Thoughts: Product will print via TCP / IP if you know how to set everything up properly. It will work with Vista (Don't believe the hype!) A lot that I would do differently if I designed it but on the whole it gets the job done and that is all I really care about ultimately. If you are having problems setting up see my article on the Linksys technical support forum.

http://forums.linksys.com/linksys/board/message?board.id=Wireless_Print_Servers&thread.id=1579&view=by_date_ascending&page=2

I explain how to get TCP / IP Working.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/29/2008 5:15:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsSet up fun

Pros: unit would not ubtain an Ip address at first. I found I needed to unplug all the systems and devices from the router. Then I set up the print server as per the instructions. I also found you should set a static IP on print server first. I then introduced each system on by one as per the included set up. I have seveal systems using the print server with a multifunction Samsung device. Two have Vista two have XP Home and one runs XP Pro. They all work effortlessly.

Cons: Each system that prints to the device must connect and disconnect from the print server to allow another machine access to the printer device. This can be confusing if several people are accessing the print server at the same time.

Other Thoughts: I found it takes some time to set this unit up. It is not what I would call plug & play. Even with experience I found this unit difficult however after it was on line it does work as discribed.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/21/2008 2:50:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsWill work in Vista

Pros: Small

Cons: Gets very hot, difficult to set up with Vista

Other Thoughts: Firstly, you can have one or the other hooked up (wireless or wired) and you can't switch live. If you want wireless, have the wired disconnected and then plug in, if you want wireless the wired must be disconnected , hot swaps will freeze. This unit will work with Vista, don't bother with Linksys TS, it sucks. To get this to work with Vista go here: http://forums.linksys.com/linksys/board/print?board.id=Wireless_Print_Servers&message.id=732&page=1&format=page

It works, don't worry about the part about xp drivers, just run the setup wizard then follow the above procedure.

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  • Karl O.
  • 3/3/2008 5:04:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsDo your research

Pros: Flawless, just added my epson all in one with a laptop running vista.....yes vista. Been running this printing, scanning and faxing for about 14 months now. Never have had a problem.

Cons: Print servers aren't exactly plug in play.

Other Thoughts: People you need to do research with everything you buy of this nature if you don't have the clearest understanding to begin with. All major printer companies have drivers you MUST download or install (found on your install disc) to use this product correctly. Yes this does work with vista go to microsoft and/or linksys's sites and just download the drivers. Why some people say they have a high technical understanding of some products I will never know.

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  • Nathan B.
  • 1/31/2008 11:01:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy this wireless print server

Pros: Works intermittently after much hair pulling.

Cons: Very difficult to set up. The web based admin interface kept hanging. Doesn't work at all with Mac Firefox and Safari, I had to use IE on Parallels. You can see in the manual that it's supposed to be a Windows only product. Often had to power cycle it because my Mac and other Windows machine wouldn't be able to print to it. Horrible horrible product.

Other Thoughts: Doesn't work with multi-function printers. May not support all printer models. Firmware has not been updated by Linksys since 2005. Avoid this print server.

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4 out of 5 eggsGreat for windows, bad for Mac

Pros: Works well with Windows XP, reliable IPP printing over the Internet.

Cons: Supports Appletalk, but not the Mac OS! Kind of deceiving. :-( Doesn't work at all with Mac laptops.

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  • Joey A.
  • 11/5/2007 7:00:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPrintin' servers, and server ptints

Pros: It works.
Set-up was almost painless.
I's small, it's about the size of two packs of smokes.

Cons: DOES NOT WORK W/ VISTA... There are some fixes out there, however, they are work arounds and let's face it, it just shouldn't be that hard.
Also, you need to add your printer (as stated before) locally first, then set it up via the print server.

Other Thoughts: So, go ahead and load your printer in all of your PCs & Laptops, then setup the printserver, then things should set-up w/ out issue, well, unless you are using Vista

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