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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.

Learn more about the D-Link DP-301P+

Model

Brand
D-Link
Model
DP-301P+

Spec

Network Connection
RJ45
Network Speed
10/100Mbps
Printer Connection
Parallel Port with Centronics connector
Protocols
TCP/IP, NetBEUI, AppleTalk/EtherTalk

TCP/IP Protocols Supported:
BOOTP, SNMP, Telnet, TFTP, FTP, LPD, RARP, DHCP
Device Management
SNMP
Dimensions
3.54" x 2.2" x 1.02"
Weight
0.32 lbs.
Temperature
0° ~ 50° C (32° ~ 122° F)
Humidity
5% to 95% Non-condensing

Features

Features
Standards:
IEEE 802.2, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 1284

MIBs: MIB-II (RFC 1213)

Diagnostic LEDs: Power, Link/Activity, LPT

Power Input: External Power Supply, DC 5V, 2.5A.

Convenient Printer Sharing.

Centronics Port for Direct Printer Connection.

Web-based Set-up.

Compact & Portable.

Packaging

Package Contents
DP-301P+
Quick Installation Guide
Resource Disk
Power Adapter

Quick Info


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  • Daniel T.
  • 8/5/2014 9:57:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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  • Brian A.
  • 7/23/2013 7:31:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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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  • William K.
  • 11/29/2012 3:32:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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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  • David F.
  • 8/29/2012 9:31:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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  • David F.
  • 8/29/2012 7:27:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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  • Edward A.
  • 3/9/2012 1:13:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsPrint Server still

Pros: I picked up this print server several years ago and it worked great but recently it had to reconfigure it for Windows 7 operation. The old software will not run on newer windows versions but you can set the PS by going into your router and finding the IP it addresses the PS with then going to the settings for static IP and referencing the static IP the PS has to the one the router assigns it. Works great on the old HP Laserjet 4 now as a network printer. D-link site offers little on this tidbit.

Cons: Older technology that works but you need to be willing to work the issues with Windows Vista or Windows 7. Expect it to add a few inches for clearance where the parallel port connects.

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