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D-Link DP-301P+ Fast Ethernet Print Server RJ45 Parallel Port with Centronics connector

  • RJ45
  • Parallel Port with Centronics connector
  • 10/100Mbps

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Do you have a legacy printer that you need to have attached to your network? D-Link's DP-301P+ makes it easy. The built in Centronics port lets you attach the server directly to the printer and ditch the cable. Then just attach the printer to the network with and ethernet cable and the hard work is done.

Setup is easy with the web-based utility. The included PSAdmin utility expands things for Windows-based machines. Once it's setup you no longer need to use software based sharing systems that take forever to print and use resources on the host computer.

  • newegg Share a Parallel Printer With the parallel (36-pin Centronics) connector and 10/100Mbps RJ45 port on the D-Link DP-301P+ print server, share a parallel printer on your home or office network without a dedicated PC. The built-in 36-pin Centronics connector features broad compatibility with various printers.
  • newegg Direct Plug Centronics Connector Directly plug the D-Link DP-301P+ print server's Centronics connector to your printer's parallel port without the need for parallel printer cables, saving your money and space.
  • newegg Multiprotocol and Multisystem Support The D-Link DP-301P+ print server supports various network protocols including TCP/IP, NetBEUI and AppleTalk as well as mainstream operation systems such as Windows, Linux, Mac OS and all other TCP/IP compatible operating systems for great performance while working with most network and system environments.
  • newegg Web-based Management The D-Link DP-301P+ features a user-friendly, web-based user interface for easy setup and configuration.

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  • Dan G.
  • 5/16/2016 2:29:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill great after all these years

Pros: Small size. Doesn't overheat like some other pocket printservers I've tried. Browser-based configuration page, so no need to install special software. Plugs directly into printer's centronics port, so no need to find extra room for this on some table or shelf.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: It's been 2 years since the last review of this product, so thought I'd "bump" this to show it's still relevant. This is the 4th DP-301P+ I've installed in the last 10 years, so the product has been around a long time. They've all been rock-solid reliable.

This is ideal for extending the life of old parallel port printers (in my most recent case, a HP Lasertjet 4200 that's still going strong) with modern computers that don't have parallel ports anymore. As an added bonus, every computer on your network can now use the printer and not just the one it's plugged into. Additionally, making it a network printer means its location is no longer restricted by the length of a parallel port cable.

I've also installed a handful of DP-311P printservers, the 301's wireless cousin, in environments where running a CAT5 cable isn't convenient. The 311's have also been reliable, though when it's practical I still prefer the stability of a wired network connection.

Tip: to avoid problems with computers losing the printer, some people will set the printserver from DHCP to a static IP address. But that can cause hassles if/when you later move the printserver to another network, so I recommend leaving it configured for DHCP and using your router instead to reserve a fixed IP address for the printerserver.

Warning: printservers don't always work with multifunction printers. It depends on the printer, but typically the print function works fine but scanning may not work.

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  • Daniel T.
  • 8/5/2014 9:57:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsD-Link Does it Again

Pros: This little unit is all about making an OKI printer stay on line for a little longer and this does the Job Well.
When plugged into a Cisco SG 100D-08, Switch it only took a few minutes to have that 'Old Dog' - Hunt again.

Cons: None at all

Other Thoughts: Great Piece of equipment and worth 2 Huntin Dogs.

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  • Doug R.
  • 5/2/2014 5:23:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Legacy Print Server

Pros: This is a great little print server. Very compact and does what it is supposed to do. I installed this on an old HP LaserJet 1200se to print our checks on and since I installed it, we have had -zero- issues or the famous "My printer stopped working again." statement .
I have to admit I was a little reluctant to purchase it because it seams like a gizmo compared to our JetDirects. But.... Works like a champ!

Cons: It is a little difficult to configure to a static IP address if your not used to working with DHCP enviroments and domains.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/12/2013 11:02:41 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: these things work great! been using them for years. I mostly use them to use older, parallel printers work with windows 7/8

Cons: none so far

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  • Eudoro D.
  • 7/23/2013 7:31:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: Easy to set up, reliable.

Cons: We have 4 of these in the office and of the 4, 1 is failing. It requires cycling the power to bring it back online. I am ordering a replacement of this product because I think the 1 that is failing is just a fluke.

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  • Ronald G.
  • 3/6/2013 3:41:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsVery Flexible

Pros: Speedy. Worked with ancient printer. Web GUI for device setup was complete.

Cons: The full user manual includes direct TCP/IP setup for Win 98SE. The admin manual only suggests NETBUI.

Better documentation would have ALL of the operating system installations in one manual.

In addition documentation should offer the install from just creating and modifying a printer port for an already installed printer driver and not necessarily going through the add-printer routine.

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  • Black S.
  • 11/29/2012 3:32:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks like a charm, saves time and money

Pros: quick and easy setup, worked on our Zebra 505 and Zebra 500 Plus Label printers

Cons: does take up a good amount of space behind the printer but that was expected when i purchased this unit

Other Thoughts: we saved a TON of money switching away from Intermec label printers and LabelShop 8 software which charges $400 for their version of this item and even more money to upgrade the software to be able to add networked Intermec printers.

thanks D-Link you saved the day and a lot of money as well

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  • Barry C.
  • 9/10/2012 11:55:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPrint Server for Legacy Printers

Pros: Works great with legacy printers. Easy to connect to network as long as you understand network IP addresses. Just configure your router to assign a static IP and then assign this static IP to the printer. Straightforward.

Cons: If you have a tight connection at the printer's connector, you might have difficulty keeping it connected. You could use a short M-F cable to address this problem. First I would try it out and then figure if you need the cable. Mine worked fine with an HP 5MP printer even though the space was tight.

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  • Brent F.
  • 8/29/2012 9:31:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great with Legacy Parallel Printers and AutoLabel PI 412c Inprinter

Pros: This adapter together with the D-Link DAP-1350 enabled wireless network printing to an AutoLabel PI 412c bagger printer from Automated Packaging Systems.
Manufacturer offers a network (Ethernet) card for this printer for over $450. The D-Link DP-301P+ adapter allowed the same connectivity for about $400 less.

Cons: None so far...

Other Thoughts: DP-301P+ configuration:
First a static IP from local network was configured on the DP-301P+ adapter using its web interface and following manufacturer's instructions. Then the adapter was connected to our network and to the Centronics parallel port of an old HP LaserJet 4050 for testing purposes. A NEW "Local" printer was then added to a test computer with a NEW "TCP/IP Standard" port pointing to the same static IP previously configured in the adapter. Then the drivers for the HP printer were loaded, and a multiple test pages were printed successfully on the new network printer.

DAP-1350 configuration:
A D-Link DAP-1350 Wi-Fi adapter was then configured in "client" mode by first connecting it to the Wi-Fi network using its web interface Wireless Setup screen. Once confirmed that the Wi-Fi adapter was connected to the Wi-Fi network, the MAC address of the DP-301P+ was entered in the "Wireless MAC Clone" of the DAP-1350 Wireless Setup screen. Both adapters were then connected using

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  • Brent F.
  • 8/29/2012 7:27:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Works as intended. It allowed the connection of Autobag PI 412c bagger printer to our network. This Automatic Packaging Systems printer only had a printer port (parallel, Centronics connector). An ethernet card for this printer would cost over $450 from manufacturer, so we saved about $400 by using this ethernet to parallel adapter from D-Link.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: We configured a static IP using this adapter Web interface, then we added a new Local Printer with a new TCP/IP port on our computer pointing to the configured static IP in the adapter. We connected this adapter first on an old HP LaserJet 4050 printer and we were able to print to it. Then we connected this adapter to the PI 412c printer, and it worked fine too. Then we added a D-Link DAP-1350 WiFi to Ethernet adapter configured as a WiFi client cloning the DP-301P+ MAC address and this final configuration gave us a WiFi connection to our legacy PI 412c parallel printer. This printer is now working in a Production Line in our company and can be moved freely if needed on the production floor thanks to its new WiFi connection. All it needs is 3 power outlets for the printer plus the 2 adapter power supplies. For about $109 plus the time it took us to configure both adapters (about 1 hour) we can not ask for more.

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