Pros Easy plug-and-play setup (if you have a compatable printer)
Cons Lack of hardware support for a lot of printers. Poor, unorganized user support. Misrepresentation of limited hardware support on packaging, and website.
Summary I tried setting up on 3 different printers at my home. Had no problem on older HP 1000 laserjet, but two newer printers the device would not recognize. Called user support, and eventually found out that this device does not work with alot of newer printers. Was very disappointed when the support tech did not having running list of known incompatable printers, and was not interested in models of printers I was having problems with. I use to like Linsys products, but this Cisco/Linksys version of the company has left a bad impression.
Pros Built good.
Cons Unit is built very solid. Works with my HP laserjet,not with my HP2410. One rep says it will, another says it won't. We need support from Corporate Site on US Shore
"Waste of money"on by sprintimp
Pros Parallel port worked
Cons USB doesnt work with my printer
Summary I think it is rather irresponsible of Linksys not to put a disclaimer to check for compatibility of your USB printer. I was told that my printer was not compatible based on their internal list. I told the support tech it is Linksys responsibility to post this list because this is now a very expensive paperweight. I have a HP Photosmart 7960 which was not detected by the USB port. I had an old HP deskjet 612c which I connected to the parallel port and it was detected. I can print from that but the idea was to have both printers. The troubleshooting section is no value whatsoever. You have to be remarkably ignorant of networking in general for it to be of any use whatsoever. The wireless was fickle in the initial setup but I had it running after 30 minutes and one hard reset as describe in the CNET review. I bought this unit solely on Linksys's reputation and my past experience with their products. This has been a major blemish and a disappointment. At $130 when I bought it this has been a complete waste of money. Linksys lost a customer.
Cons I had high expectations to using the Linksys Wireless G print server WPS54GU2 only to be disappointed by its inconsistency and incompatibility with my other Linksys wireless G speed booster devices with regard to the WEP encryption. The printserver does
Pros Easy installation, trouble-free printing from any computer in the house
Cons Can't think of any