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D-Link DP-300U Multi-Port Print Server RJ45 Two IEEE 1284 Parallel Ports USB 2.0 Port

  • RJ45
  • Two IEEE 1284 Parallel Ports
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • 10/100Mbps
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Designed for the system administrator who needs to attach multiple legacy printers to their network, the DP-300U from D-Link has two LPT ports and a USB1.1 port. Easy setup from a web-based utility or the PSAdmin utility for Windows based machines.

Your users can access multiple printers based on need, a color inkjet for illustrated documents or a laser printer for absolutely crisp printing. Since the printer is now connected to the network you no longer have to worry about sharing software slowing the network down or the computer it's attached to being turned off.

  • newegg Share Multiple Printers The D-Link DP-300U multi-port print server features two parallel ports, one USB 1.1 port and a RJ45 port for sharing up to three printers over your home or office network without a dedicated PC.
  • newegg Multiprotocol and Multisystem Support The D-Link DP-300U multi-port print server supports various network protocols including TCP/IP, NetBEUI and Apple EtherTalk as well as mainstream operation systems such as Windows, Unix, Linux and Mac OS for great performance while working with most network and system environments.
  • newegg Web-based Management The D-Link DP-300U multi-port print server features a user-friendly, web-based user interface for easy configuration and maintenance.


Learn more about the D-Link DP-300U

Model

Brand
D-Link
Model
DP-300U

Spec

Network Connection
RJ45
Network Speed
10/100Mbps
Printer Connection
Two IEEE 1284 Parallel Ports
USB 2.0 Port
Protocols
TCP/IP, NetBEUI, AppleTalk/EtherTalk
Device Management
SNMP
Dimensions
7.6" x 4.6" x 1.2"
Weight
0.64 lbs.
Temperature
0 to 50°C
Humidity
5% to 95% non-condensing

Features

Features
TCP/IP Protocols Supported: BOOTP, Telnet, FTP, RARP, SNMP, TFTP, LPD, DHCP
MIBs: MIB-II (RFC 1213)
Diagnostics LEDS: Power, Link/Act, USB, LTP1, LTP2

Share Multiple Printers in your Network
Easy Configuration

Packaging

Package Contents
DP-300U
Quick Installation Guide
Resource Disk
Power Adapter

Quick Info


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  • Scott R.
  • 4/15/2014 3:01:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs8 years later.. still works

Pros: I'll make this short because this is probably discontinued (as of now NE just lists it as being out of stock).

I bought this in 2006. It's worked fine ever since. It's currently serving a Canon inkjet printer (USB) that's less than a year old, and a very old label printer (LPT). I've never updated the firmware -- why mess with success?

Cons: Admin interface is clunky, even by 2006 standards.

It's not the fastest in the world. Spooling a large document does take longer than a local printer or many modern network-ready printers.

Other Thoughts: If this is in fact discontinued and you need to get an old parallel printer (or two) and a USB printer on the network, head over to that-trademarked-auction-site-we-all-know and pick one up. Once you get it set up it just runs and runs.

I think once I had to reboot it back in 2009, but I'm not putting that in the "cons" section because for all I know it was the printer's fault.

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  • Eric B.
  • 1/2/2010 10:04:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsPassword problem

Pros: It has parallel ports, and it works great with my ancient HP OfficeJet 40xi (although for printing only). This is true even though the 40xi is not on their list of compatible printers.

Cons: After I changed routers it started requiring a password that it had made up. But there is no reset button, and using the software to reset it only works if you already know the password. That left three undesireable options: 1) Pay telephone support to tell me how much it will cost for them to service the unit (be aware that their email support merely directs you to their fee based telephone support), 2) call it a brick and buy a new server, or 3) Spend hours searching blogs in hopes of discovering a fix. (The third option did work, no thanks to D-Link.)

Other Thoughts: If you do buy this server write down what I learned: you might be able to resolve the password problem by using the psadmin password "SYSxxxx", where xxxx stands for the last four digits of the MAC address on the print server. This fix is not in the documentation and customer support will not tell you about it.

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  • Joseph J.
  • 11/22/2009 9:57:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent Print Server

Pros: This is my second purchase of this device. My initial print server died after about 2 years of use after we moved and I had to set it up a second time with a different router and internet service. It took a while to finally determine that it was the print server and not something else.

However, this is an excellent print server that works well under Windows 2K and XP. I have an older HP LaserJet 4P and an HP Office Jet K80xi. Both printers work great using the Parallel port mode. It was fairly easy to configure with the web utility provided.

There aren't many devices like this one that handle 2 printers via non-USB mode with one power source. The price was also appropriate.

Cons: The only con that I could see for this print server was that there is no reset button. The device must be returned to the vendor for resetting. Fortunately, I have not had to do this. Make sure you keep your documentation in a place where you can easily find it.

Other Thoughts: I would purchase this device a third time if it stops working again.

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  • Gerald B.
  • 11/21/2009 8:46:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well, not hard to set up

Pros: Handles a LaserJet 1200 on the parallel port and a CLP-315 on the USB port.
Working with two XP laptops over wireless, one Vista 32 desktop and one Vista 64 desktop.
Nice browser based utility.
Easy setup. Once the device was hooked to the printers I used my laptop and set the laptop IP to the same base address as the server (I used 192.168.0.100). Connected to the browser utility on the server and set the server to a static IP 192.168.1.120. Saved the changes and then unplugged the laptop and accessed the server through my regular network to finish the job (setting my laptop back to its proper IP address too).

Cons: Nothing really, however since I just put it in use I'll update that if something goes awry.
The printed quick installation guide was wrong in the indication of LPT1 and LPT2, but previous reviews have noted a discrepancy and the ports are in fact labeled correctly on the unit.

Other Thoughts: Following the quick installation guide worked well, I have never set up a print server before and had no problems except to make a decision on the fly when I named the USB port the same (because it copies the IP) as the LPT1 port and Windows didn't like that. Some simple reasoning led to just renaming one or both ports (I put an "a" on the end of the second one) and all went fine after that. You could also name them more specifically to the printer, if you like.

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  • David T.
  • 8/16/2009 2:45:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsNot Easy to Setup

Pros: It works great on a Samsung CLP315 USB AND Samsung ML-1740 LPT1 which I have both setup to be used with this unit.

Cons: This is not for a newbie to setup.
I had trouble getting it to work because I followed the Quick Install Guide exactly.
I could not figure out why my printer(s) would would fine till I reset my tcp/ip back to normal after I was finished and I was a little scared to start changing things without a manual reset default button which this unit does not have.
The manual only shows (and some of that is wrong too) how to set up one printer.
Keep in mind that you will be setting up a separate ports for each printers the ip address will be the same for all ports but the the "Port Name" and "Queue Name" will be from the Configuration Tab of the unit and those will be the same for each port.
It has to be different that is the only way windows and the unit can send data to different printers. I explain further below.

Other Thoughts: Ok first look at your router setup page and see if your IP address is 192.168.0.1 mine is 192.168.1.1, *not* like the quick setup is expecting, so once in the Network Tab bottom page 4 you would need to change that default .0. to a .1. or whatever your is, *write it down* and click the save button. If you don't, your printer will only work when you have the 192.168.0.52 per page 3 open.
Ok next thing look at the bottom of page 7 this is where you select LPR the "Port Name" needs to be the name of the "Printer Name" in the Configuration tab in the unit setup see top of page 5 (you should have wrote those down) and the 192.168.0.10 top of page 7, also, you must change that .0. to a .1. or whatever you used and wrote down from above earier (the router IP). Remember (write it down) the 192.168.0.52 bottom of page 3 will change to a .1. or whatever you changed it to if and when you need to get back in, remember there is no manual reset button on this unit so write it down and be careful

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/2/2009 2:09:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2 years and dead

Pros: Worked great in the beginning with HP laser and Canon iPixma.

Cons: Poor installation instructions. Had to change IP address when I reconfigured my home network and it was cumbersome. Now 2 years later and all of a sudden it has disappeared off my network. Cant access it on the web and can't ping print server. Disappeared and no reset button. All external lights are functioning as they should, indicating no problems but it doesn't work.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/18/2009 6:54:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Printer-Server

Pros: Small. It has screw holes for wall mounting. Fast data passage. I have two old HP Printers and they work fine with this device.

Cons: Instructions are clear, for the most part, except 1 thing which disrupted my print spoolsv.exe program and I had to do a system restore.

Other Thoughts: Change to Instruction Manual:
Page 7. After you type the IP address of your print-server in the first line, erase the automatically typed "IP_192.168.?.? address", and type the name of your printer in the line labeled "Port Name".(which you should have named on page 5)

Do not leave the IP_192.168.?.? address which automatically fills itself in.

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  • Richard L.
  • 3/29/2009 7:03:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA great addition to the "Connected Home"

Pros: - Easy to setup.
- Supports up to 3 printers (1 USB, 2 Parrallel). The fact that it supports parrallel printers was THE reason for purchase, since newer computers/laptops are increasingly USB only; you can still use older laserjets, etc. without sharing through windows and having a desktop running constantly somewhere.

Cons: - A wireless variant would be cool, but it's not overly inconvenient to have a print server wired to a wireless router.
- A hardware reset button would be nice, but is not essential; don't forget/loose your configuration password.

Other Thoughts: By nature, this device is for printers only; you can not expect an all-in-one (printer/fax/scanner/copier) to function the same as if it was plugged right in to a computer.

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  • Donald B.
  • 12/19/2008 6:29:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Has the normal connections for a parallel printer that I needed.

Cons: When my Hp laserjet printer goes to sleep this print server looses connection to it. Sometimes it prints, sometimes it doesn't. Dlinks download firmware is much older than the stock version, so it doesn't help. I'm currently looking for a reliable print server, I don't have the time to nurse this one.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this print server. Others have had problems, just gave up, and recommended that you just throw this one out, which I'm about to do.

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  • Jim R.
  • 11/2/2008 12:08:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWorks As Advertised

Pros: Versatile (LPT & USB ports), understandable configuration although instructions may leave newbies in the dark on some things. Got a great deal on an open box unit.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Works well. I was spoiled having a print server integrated on my USR router. Now that I'm using my ISP's wireless modem/router I wanted get back to what I got used to.

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