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EDIMAX PS-1206P Parallel Printer Server RJ45 LPT

  • RJ45
  • LPT
  • 10/100Mbps
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Adding a legacy printer to your network is an easy process with the PS-1206P print server from Edimax. The print server's Centronics port plugs directly to the printer and it connects to the network through the RJ45 port on the other end. An easy to use Windows based utility makes it easy to configure, or you can configure it using any network client with a web browser.

This sophisticated print server supports peer-to-peer or client-server printing. With peer-to-peer everyone prints directly to the printer. Client-server printing sends all print jobs to a server where they are queued for printing.

  • newegg Share a Parallel Printer With the parallel (36-pin Centronics) connector and 10/100Mbps RJ45 port on the EDIMAX PS-1206P parallel 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 EDIMAX PS-1206P parallel 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 EDIMAX PS-1206P parallel print server supports various network protocols including TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBEUI and AppleTalk as well as mainstream operation systems such as Windows, NetWare, Unix, Linux and Mac OS for great performance while working with most network and system environments.
  • newegg Web-based Management The EDIMAX PS-1206P parallel print server features a user-friendly, web-based user interface for easy configuration and maintenance.

Learn more about the EDIMAX PS-1206P

Model

Brand
EDIMAX
Model
PS-1206P

Spec

Network Connection
RJ45
Network Speed
10/100Mbps
Printer Connection
LPT
Protocols
LPR, IPP, SMB/TCP, Raw Printing and Unix Logical
TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBEUI and AppleTalk
Device Management
Web-based management, Windows Configuration Utility and SNMP
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, NetWare (3.x above), MAC OS and Unix/Linux
Dimensions
3.0" x 2.3" x 0.8"
Temperature
0°C ~ 55°C
Humidity
10~90% (Non-Condensing)

Features

Features
Comply with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u Wired Ethernet standards
Provides one Parallel port to connect to printer
Share printer to all PCs through Ethernet Network
Support DHCP Server and Client protocols
Provides easy-to-use installation, setup and diagnostic programs
Supports Fault-Tolerant Upgrade capability

Packaging

Package Contents
PS-1206P
Quick Installation Guide
Resource Disk
Power Adapter

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


Customer Reviews of the EDIMAX PS-1206P

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  • Rufus L.
  • 2/26/2014 2:42:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsupdate

Pros: Works as expected on both Linux and Vista(64bit)

Cons: Some problems installing on Vista; see previous review.

Other Thoughts: I am adding this review to update and upgrade the review. On booting into Vista(64bit) today, one day after I initially got it installed and had problems, several test prints worked properly. The mftr responded to my initial report immediately and I listed my experiences but have not heard back yet. To my knowledge I have changed nothing, but since the print server is working well at the moment I am giving the product an upgrade. It appears worth a try if you need a quick cheap network print server for one machine.

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  • Rufus L.
  • 2/25/2014 12:04:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Can be made to work.

Cons: I install manually so I know what's being set. Finding the factory defaults in the users docs requires time and good glasses: IP=192.168.2.2; userid=admin; pswd=1234.

Works OK w/Linux. Vista is a problem. After dl'g a driver from the mftr, (Samsung ML-1740: I found/tried various drvrs released which are compatible) the printer would cycle for warm-up but not print; the printer status dialog reported a print job w/errors. Finally discovered that after a hard reset of the "prt server" by disconnecting/reconnecting the power supply it would print as expected. But after powering down the PC (and restarting) it again fails to print unless the "prt server" gets a hard reset. Possibly Windows Vista (64bit) send initialization commands on start-up and during an install sequence that hangs the "prt server"... Running the install from the CD may prevent this problem - will try that when I have more time to kill, provided the "wizard" allows control of two subnets needed for this installation.

Other Thoughts: Either this mftr or Microsoft have not implemented compatible standardized protocols successfully. Since Linux seems to work well, I'd tend to point the finger at MS. However, from a buyers POV it doesn't matter - it's a substandard solution with Vista(64bit).

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We are sorry for the difficulty you are experiencing.

Do you connect the Print Server to an Ethernet network or do you connect the print server to your computer directly?

If the print server is connected to a network, does your network use IP address of 192.168.2.x?

You may perform the PING command under command prompt to make sure your Vista computer can reach the print server.

We support the Standard TCP/IP Printing in Vista.

If you need any further assistance, please contact our tech support at (408)-988-6092 or write an email to " support@edimax.us ". Our tech support team will assist you with any issues. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

Best regards,
Edimax Tech Support Team

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  • Daniel G.
  • 8/10/2007 8:22:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: It works. Setup was relatively painless.

Cons: Poorly labeled documenation.

Other Thoughts: It took a little while to find the password in the documentation to actually login and configure the device (1234). Also, I tried to set it to get a dynamic address, but the software wasn't happy. I set it back to static IP and everything is working just fine now.

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  • Anthony L.
  • 7/3/2007 3:40:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent print server

Pros: Easy to install, works right away flawlessly. Small product, great performance.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: The print server should not affect the ability of the printer in any way. If the printer was able to print, it shall still be even after installing the print server. The question is whether the network port is installed correctly. There are basically 2 main points in installing a network printer: 1)Set up a network port. 2)Set up a printer. This is actually not much different from installing a local printer, except that now you are using a network port instead of a local port. The software that comes with the print server takes care of the first task (setting up a network port). The second task (installing the printer) can be done using the functionality in Windows. If a printer has already been installed, no need to install it again or uninstall it. Simply change the port to the network port so that the print jobs will be sent to it.

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  • Gary H.
  • 6/13/2007 1:29:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot bad once you get it working

Pros: Everything seems to be okay with the physical product. Now that it is working, I am very pleased.

Cons: Painful time gettting it setup. By default, the installation software assumes you are not connected to the internet, and assigns an ip address that conflicts. (C'mon, how many people really use the internet these days?)

Other Thoughts: Know the ISP-assigned IP address of your router and your computer, and manually assign a compatible IP address to the printserver. You will be saved headache.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/28/2007 2:11:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Buy

Pros: Good product for the money. Supports wide variety of protocols. Installed and had running in under 10mins

Cons: A little bulky.

Other Thoughts: used static ip map, no issues. Installed in production environment, have not seen any issues yet.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/22/2007 3:40:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsAVOID THIS THING

Pros: not one

Cons: terrible product - wont even delete - print job in queue and wont cancel - dont waste ur time or $$

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/22/2007 12:04:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Print Server

Pros: These are extremely stable and can be monitored and configured with a web browser or all together with the Edimax Print Server Configuration Tool.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: We use 5 of these and prior Edimax print server models with excellent success.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/9/2007 9:17:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It supports every available protocol.

Cons: Size is bigger then other brands.

Other Thoughts: Has same bios as Hawking print servers. Same utility runs both.

I use it for TCP/IP printing under Microsoft and IPX printing under Netware. It is very easy to setup.
For Netware I use supplied quick printer setup program
For TCP/IP printing I use Admin program to give a static IP and I create generic TPC/IP port from Microsoft printers folder. I purchased 20 of them so far.

I think the users who looses the print server they use dynamic IP and every time reboot their router print server gets a new IP and driver looses the connection to the print server.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/5/2006 6:46:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsdisapointed

Pros: When it work it works

Cons: Admin find print server but driver software does not. Ran for 2 month no problem then did not show up agin in software

Other Thoughts: if it would have work well I would have bought a 2nd one. Will Not purchase anther. I been running setting up and managing networks since 1990 and this print server does not work well.

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