“ NETGEAR WGPS606 54 Mbps Wireless Print Server with 4-Port Switch - Bridge + 4-port switch - EN, Fast EN, 802.11b, 802.11g „
The WGPS606 offers a strange combination of features which may make it perfect for some users, but frustrating to others.
First note that the wireless capabilities of the unit only include bridging. That is, the unit can connect to an existing wireless network to allow your printers to be accessed remotely, but the WGPS606 cannot act as a wireless access point.
The unit has two USB ports to connect printers, but the list of compatible devices is far from comprehensive. Before buying a check of the compatibility list on the Netgear website is essential. (I have a Samsung ML2240 laser printer which works well - but is not on the Netgear list).
Setup of the device is relatively easy using the software provided, particularly if the printers are already installed locally. No client side software is necessary to use the print server, though Netgear provide applications to quickly configure settings. Printer drivers must be installed on each machine connecting to the print server.
I have not used the wireless capabilities of the unit, and simply connect to my network using one of the four LAN sockets.
Would you and the other users in your network like the freedom to print wirelessly? And, to connect to more than one printer, without having to add print servers, wireless adapters, or unsightly Ethernet cables? With NETGEAR's 54 Mbps Wireless Print Server with 4-Port Switch, now you can! In seconds, you can connect two printers and four PCs to your wireless network - all with one simple device. NETGEAR's 54 Mbps Wireless Print Server has two USB ports, as well as a wireless Ethernet bridge mode with a 4-port switch. That means you can connect your computer to your high-end color printer for your business use, and send the kids' documents to your older Inkjet printer - all without wires! Best of all, more than four users can use the printer, without adding any additional wireless adapters.
|Product Description:||NETGEAR WGPS606 - bridge - 802.11b/g - desktop|
|Device Type:||Bridge - 4-port switch (integrated)|
|Data Link Protocol:||Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g|
|Frequency Band:||2.4 GHz|
|Data Transfer Rate:||54 Mbps|
|Network / Transport Protocol:||TCP/IP, NetBEUI/NetBIOS|
|Remote Management Protocol:||HTTP|
|Features:||Auto-sensing per device, DHCP support, print server|
|Compliant Standards:||IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||17.5 cm x 11.9 cm x 2.8 cm|
|System Requirements:||Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 year warranty|