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NETGEAR WGPS606 54 Mbps Wireless Print Server 802.11b/g, 4 x RJ-45 USB 1.1

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    Top Favorable Review

    Device has been reliable and works as advertised.

    Using the Netgear utility is the easiest way to set this print server up via Windows. Once the print server is setup, configuring each computer is a 2-3 minute process if you already have the printer drivers. Linux was relatively easy as well ... Read more
    — 8/4/2007

    Top Critical Review

    Pretty, but ultimately useless

    VERY limited printer support. Documentation was scanty at best. Netgear phone support was extremely lacking. Read more
    — 4/30/2007

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    Network Connection
    802.11b/g, 4 x RJ-45
    Network Speed
    Printer Connection
    USB 1.1
    Operating Systems Supported
    Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
    4.7" x 6.9" x 1.1"
    0.6 lbs.
    0 to 40º C (32 to 104º F)


    Printing Methods: Peer-to-Peer (PTP), Windows LPD printing
    Modulation Type: OFDM with BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK
    40-bit (also called 64-bit), 128-bit WEP encryption
    System Requirements:
    Pentium Class PC
    Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP


    Package Contents
    Resource Disk
    Power Adapter
    2 x USB Cable
    Other Accessories

    Customer Reviews of the Netgear Inc. WGPS606

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    4 out of 5 eggs Based on 121 Reviews

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    • Letty G.

    4 out of 5 eggs Works Great on G

    Pros: Easy to setup, reliable and adds 4 bridged Ethernet ports, use on hp laserjet 2200 and canon i900

    Cons: Does not work well with mixed B/G devices. Could not get Ethernet ports bridged reliably in B mode, forced all to G and wella all is well.

    Bottom Line: Wish it hat WPA2/PSK-AES WPA/WPA2, or N version

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    • Anonymous

    1 out of 5 eggs Spectacularly horrible interface

    Pros: It powers up and works - once you get it set up.

    Cons: There is NO WAY TO ADD A PRINTER WITHOUT THEIR "SPECIAL" SOFTWARE. Listed up, Netgear. Not every single person on the face of the earth is a mindless brain-rot incapable of making technical decisions. This harebrained idea of making us use this stupid CD to do every little task has been the biggest pain in my gluteus maximus since I got this piece of junk. I already know the settings I want. I do not need your silly "wizard" to help me through it. Just let me put in the settings and be done with it.

    This will be the first time I have EVER given ANYTHING a one-egg rating.

    Bottom Line: Seriously. Do we really need to treat everyone like brain dead vegetables? Yes, I know that there are an awful lot of them out there, but sheesh, there are some pretty intelligent people out here as well. Come on.

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    • John D.

    4 out of 5 eggs Good Decision

    Pros: Easy setup. Rock solid connection. Durable

    Cons: The only security protocol it recognizes is WEP

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    • Claude L.

    1 out of 5 eggs Worthless

    Pros: None. It took forever to setup. Now I just get garbled characters or no printing at all. Updated firmware of unit and tried multiple drivers from HP. No bueno.

    Cons: It doesn't work.

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    • Richard S.
    • Verified Owner

    4 out of 5 eggs Seems OK to to me!

    Pros: Set up was easy! I did have to disable Win Firewall to install the Server software on my destop PC (Win XP Pro), but once that was done everything went just fine! Renenabling the firewall after installation did not cause any ill effects to the software or functionality. Runnning a SOHO network on two floors of my home and everything is able to communicate quite well.

    Cons: None yet - though I just installed it. I will pound on it for a few days and see if it breaks, if so, I'll be back to add to this review! I will admit the paper instructions that come with it are pretty lame, but the setup CD instructions are fine.

    Bottom Line: I actually bought this server back in Sept '09 but had not installed it, mostly due to the hooror stories given in a lot of these reviews regarding installation. I finally bi the bullet and installed the server software on my Dell PC (Win XP Pro), a Dell Mini (Win XP Home) and another Dell Mini (Win 7), with no adverse effects, no BSOD's no hangups, no nothing! I think you've just got to do it!

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    • Ryan B.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs Call The Garbage Man

    Pros: NONE

    Cons: What a piece of junk.

    Bottom Line: Call the garbage man, we got trash!

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    • Aaron A.


    Pros: Works great for printing and adding other network devices wirelessly. I've had multiple printers (Brother MFC-7420 & Dell Photo 966) connected via USB and had no problems printing to either or both printers. The added Ethernet port is great to give wireless connectivity to a wired device, I was running my XBox 360 through this for a while and I never had any problems.

    I cannot stress this enough. This is why I gave only 4 Eggs instead of 5. There was a firmware update (1.24) back in 2008 that added some new devices, but if your device is not on the VERY SHORT list of supported devices, you will not be able to scan over the network. I was very disappointed to find this out after buying the unit. Lucky for me, we have a couple of laptops so we just direct connect USB to the MFC for scanning and that works just fine... but I would have liked network scanning as well.

    Bottom Line: This device does not have one of the old school LPT/parrallel/IEEE1284 printer ports. Just about EVERY device being made today (and in the last 5 years or more) has been strictly USB, so this is not a big deal. But if you have an older device with one of these connectors, this print server is not for you.

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    • N. K.

    3 out of 5 eggs Netgear WGPS606

    Pros: Works extremely well with Win XP once set-up.
    Initial set-up took less than 15 minutes.
    4 inputs for wired (switched) pcs. This leads to a 'con' (see below).
    Ability to use 2 printers on this server. Most wireless print servers I've seen only serve 1 printer.

    Cons: Limited printer compatibility. Check list on manuf. website before buying!!!!!
    Limited instructions.
    Once the server is initially set up, IF you have a pc close to the print server, you either need to have it connected via LAN cable (possibly 2nd NIC card on that pc), or, it must be used wireless. (In my case, pc, modem, wireless router and print server are on one desk. PC is connected to router via LAN cable.) NO instructions on this set-up. Fortunately, an IT guy at work helped me! Printing wirelessly from all pcs, including the one directly underneath the server.
    Again, poor instructions!

    Bottom Line: Running 4 desktop pcs and 5 laptop pcs on wireless network, and all print through this print server, problem free. . . ONCE SET-UP!!!!!

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    • Renzo S.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Easy and Great

    Pros: Easy to setup, 15 minutes tops!!!! Pop in CD follow instructions and you are off to wireless printing land. Works great with all my computers and speed is great as well. Netgear Rocks!!!!

    Cons: None

    Bottom Line: Works with my Dell Printer 3330DN

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    • Richard A.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Perfect Solution

    Pros: Needed this to connect devices that did not have wireless capability. As noted in other reviews, printer software must be installed to all PC's in the network. May need to connect the printer via USB to the laptop or PC to complete the installation of printer software, then move the USB line to the print server and reconfigure the PC/Laptop with the print server CD to setup use through the print server. Since both my USB printers did not have wireless capability nor did my 3 desktop PC's and I needed to have the wireless router in another room, I was able to use this device to connect all my equipment with print access to both printers as well as my two laptops. Everything works perfect.

    Cons: Speed of 54Mbs is slower than 100Mbs dedicated LAN connection, but I can live with the slower speed to gain the wireless connections. Lack of WPA2 was not a concern, as this level of security is more for business/finanical security, not general home web use.

    Bottom Line: Saved a lot of money compared to replacing my 2 existing printers and buying individual wireless devices for my 3 desktop PC's.

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