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This review is from: IOGEAR GPSU21 1-Port Print Server RJ45 USB 2.0
Pros: *Great value
*6 Foot CAT 6 cable supplied
*Eliminates the need for wireless printer connectivity, which is more expensive than wired only
Cons: * Software does not load in Win 8.1, even in compatibility mode
* Software dates from Vista!! even on the website
* Manual installation required of local printer to TCP IP port
* Some technical knowledge of networks required for manual installation
Other Thoughts: *Make sure you specify Protocol LPR and a print queue name if you are manually installing
*Don't share the printer
Pros: -Great price
Cons: -Doesn't always wake from sleep mode
Other Thoughts: -Doesn't always wake up from sleep mode, which kinda defeats the purpose of Wifi. Solution is to always leave in standby mode. Extra power used is minor.
-Setting up on both Ethernet and wireless is a bit tricky since wireless setup requires a wireless connection. Set up wired first, then wireless using another device.
This review is from: D-Link Wireless-N Home Router (DIR-601), N150
Pros: - Inexpensive
- Easy to set up
- Excellent range (covers both floors in our house)
Cons: - Minor: Unit is very light so any Cat5 cables connected pull it around.
Other Thoughts: - Bought it at Best Buy...same price there but no shipping charge.
- Using it as a wireless access point on a wired network which means turning off DHCP and assigning a static IP address to the unit on the subnet
- After researching online, I found the more expensive routers were rated no better by users than this one, and I won't be out $100 if it craps out in a year or two
- First use with Win7 is a breeze, the config process is completely automated, not so with Win XP