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IOGEAR GPSU21 1-Port Print Server
from $38.99
IOGEAR GPSU21 1-Port Print Server
  • RJ45
  • USB 2.0
  • 10/100Mbps
from $38.99
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TP-Link TL-PS110P Fast Ethernet Print Server
  • RJ45
  • Parallel
  • 10/100Mbps
from $36.90
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TP-Link TL-PS110U Fast Ethernet Print Server
  • RJ45
  • USB 2.0
  • 10/100Mbps
from $30.99
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DYMO 1750630 LabelWriter Print Server
  • RJ45
  • USB 2.0
  • 10/100Mbps
from $127.24
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SEH PS1103 (M04502) Print Server
  • RJ45
  • USB 2.0
  • 10/100/1000Mbps
from $165.15
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brother NC6100H Print Server
  • RJ45
  • 10/100Mbps
from $139.68
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StarTech PM1115P2 1 Port 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Parallel Network Print Server
  • Convert a standard paral...
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  • Parallel Print Server
from $49.99
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HAWKING HPS1P Print Server
  • RJ45
  • 10/100M RJ-45 x 1 (Auto-...
  • Centronics Port (Paralle...
from $48.99
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HAWKING HMPS2U Wireless-N Multifunction USB Printer & Device Server
  • 802.11b/g/n, RJ45
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • 10/100Mbps + 150Mbps
from $60.99
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Lantronix XPS1002FC-02-S xPrintServer - Office Edition
  • RJ45
  • USB 2.0
  • 10/100Mbps
from $201.99
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StarTech.com 1 Port USB Wireless N Network Print Server with 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port - 802.11 b/g/n - Wireless USB 2.0 Print Server
  • Share a standard USB pri...
  • 1 Port USB Wireless N Ne...
  • 802.11 b/g/n
from $53.99
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IOGEAR GPSU21W6 1-Port USB 2.0 Print Server - Multi-Language Version
  • RJ45
  • USB 2.0
  • 10/100Mbps
from $38.78
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LINKSYS WPS54G Wireless-G Print Server
  • 802.11b / g, RJ45
  • USB 2.0
  • 100Mbps + 54Mbps
from $91.11
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TP-Link TL-WPS510U Pocket-Sized Wireless Print Server
  • 802.11b / g
  • USB 2.0
from $72.94
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LEXMARK 27X0903 MarkNet 8350 802.11b/g/n Wireless Print Server (MX51x/611)
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • 72 Mbps
from $97.72
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StarTech PM1115U2 10/100 Mbps Ethernet to USB 2.0 Network LPR Print Server
  • Share a standard USB pri...
  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet to ...
  • USB 10/100 Mbps print se...
from $37.07
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HP J3263G#ABA Jetdirect 300x Print Server
  • RJ45
  • Parallel
  • 10/100Mbps
$379.95
TP-Link TL-PS310U MFP and Storage Server
  • RJ45
  • USB 2.0
  • 10/100Mbps
from $45.46
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Monoprice Networking USB 2.0 Print Server
from $25.63
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NETGEAR WGPS606 54 Mbps Wireless Print Server
  • 802.11b/g, 4 x RJ-45
  • USB 1.1
  • 10/100Mbps
from $171.99
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HP J7934G Jetdirect 620n Fast Ethernet Internal Print Server
  • RJ45
  • 10/100Mbps
from $52.99
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Wireless Print Server Mx310 Mx410
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • 72 Mbps
from $45.99
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LINKSYS PSUS4 PrintServer for USB with 4 port Switch
  • RJ45
  • USB 1.1
  • 10/100Mbps
from $198.69
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from $21.59
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What is a Print Server?

Introduction

A print server is a device that can connect one or more printers directly to a computer network. Without a print server, a computer would have to share the printer with the rest of the network. An inefficient setup, as the computer needs to be turned on for the printer to be used. With a network print server, all computers can directly send print jobs to the printer. Below, you will find more information on network print servers and tips for setting up a print server.

Most print servers are wired, with only a few supporting Wi-FiTM connectivity. One advantage of a wireless print server is that you can place the printer and wireless print server anywhere you have space, as long as it is in range of the wireless network. With a wired print server, you will be limited to placing both devices near an Ethernet connection or use a longer Ethernet cable. Some print servers also offer Bluetooth® support, which allows devices to use the printer even if they do not have access to the Ethernet or Wi-Fi network.

Print Server Tips

Below are some general usage tips for print servers.

  • If you already have two or more network printers, you can still benefit from connecting them to a print server. The advantage is that the print server will consolidate multiple print queues into one, and it can intelligently distribute print jobs across several printers to manage load.

  • Some USB print servers also have parallel connections, which will allow you to not only keep using your older parallel-port printers, but also give them network functionality.

  • Select wireless print servers have the ability to be used as wireless range extenders and repeaters. So if sections of an office are not in range of a wireless router, a print server can be used to extend the Wi-Fi network to those areas.
  • Wireless print servers will also have Ethernet ports, as an Ethernet connection is required for initial setup. If your organization does not have a Wi-Fi network, you can utilize that Ethernet connection to turn the print server into a wireless access point(WAP) and broadcast the network.

  • Before setting up your network print server, ensure that your printer is in working order by plugging it into a computer directly. If the computer can detect and use the printer, then you can proceed to connect the printer to the print server. If the printer is not detected, then you will have to see if there is a hardware issue with the printer before continuing. This will make troubleshooting easier if you have problems later on during setup.

  • If the print server is connected to a router rather than to the computers directly, set up a static IP address for the print server in your router’s web configuration tool. Otherwise, the IP address for the print server can change, and your computers will need to be redirected to the new IP every time it updates.