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HP J8021A Jetdirect ew2500 802.11b/g Wireless Print Server 802.11b / g, RJ45 USB 2.0

  • 802.11b / g, RJ45
  • USB 2.0
  • 100Mbps + 54Mbps

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Nick F.
  • 2/11/2014 1:01:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product

Pros: Ease of use
portability
scalability

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: The sad part of these reviews are mostly people who have little to no knowledge of how to configure devices.

This little baby has worked with every Lexmark, HP, and Ricoh printer that I have plugged into it. I can use a USB printer over Wired or WiFi connections. Very easy to setup if you have any knowledge of networking devices.

How to setup:
Connect USB Printer
Connect network cable
Enable DHCP on network
print test from test button on device
access webpage from dhcp address
set static IP, or wireless settings
test

I have personally done WPA and WPA2 personal and have zero issues, you just have to use half a brain and check the correct radio buttons and save your config once finished.

I very much dislike the fact that people will give 1 egg because they have no idea how to use this device. I currently have 3 clients using a total of 24 of these devices and none have had any issues.

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2 out of 5 eggsUpdate the Firmware!!

Pros: 1. Works great after firmware update
2. Easy to administer once embedded web page can be accessed

Cons: 1. Required a firmware update out of the box to connect to WPA2 network
2. Had to physically connect the device to the network first in order to configure it.

Other Thoughts: Like the other reviewer, I found the device would not connect to my wireless network. However, using HP Download Manager I was able to update the firmware to V41.12 and was then able to connect the device with no problem.

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  • Eric R.
  • 3/6/2013 1:16:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work with DesignJet 500's

Pros: NONE

Cons: Does not work with HP designJet 500 printers

Other Thoughts: I had an existing Jetdirect EW2400 on a Design Jet 500 that I love. I have another design jet that I wanted to hook up so i ordered the Jetdirect EW 2500 as the EW2400 is no longer made. Unfortunately I learned the hard way that HP killed the support within the EW2500 for designjet 500's...now I have a paper weight

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  • Aaron H.
  • 1/27/2012 1:55:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsWorthless: WPA/WPA2 Does Not Work

Pros: It never worked, so I have no idea.

Cons: DO NOT BUY IF YOU NEED TO USE WPA OR WPA2 PERSONAL SECURITY!

I tried connecting this to 3 using WPA and WPA2 personal security. (In all possible configurations.. AES, TKIP, AES+TKIP). One was an older linksys router, and the other two were running custom firmware: DD-WRT and Tomato.

Other devices connected to these routers just find, but JetDirect refused to. As soon as I switched security to WEP or None, JetDirect would connect... but this is obviously not a real option.

HP Tech Support was completely worthless. There basic line was that WPA and WPA2 "should" work. The whole reason I was calling them was that those thing should have worked but didn't. It was nice of them to read the tech specs for me though.

I feel like HP misrepresented their device's capabilities.

DO NOT BUY IF YOU NEED TO USE WPA OR WPA2 PERSONAL SECURITY!

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