1 Port 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Parallel Network Print Server

Convert a standard parallel printer into a shared network printer over a 10/100 Ethernet network

Product ID: PM1115P2

4.7 stars (3 reviews) |
  • Connects directly to the Centronics port of a printer
  • Compliant with IEEE 802.3, and IEEE 802.3u standards
  • Compact and lightweight
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The PM1115P2 Ethernet to Parallel Network Print Server lets you convert a standard parallel printer into a shared network printer over a 10/100Mbps network. Providing network printing access allows you to share a single printer among multiple network connected computers, while also avoiding the added costs and inconveniences of purchasing printers for each workstation or area.

This compact, lightweight Ethernet print server connects directly to the Centronics port on your printer, for a discreet solution that doesn’t require a cable between your printer and the device - simply connect the device to the network using an RJ45 cable. The ability to position your printer anywhere on the network does away with the need for a dedicated print server PC, saving resources and avoiding performance bottlenecks.

The parallel print server can have you up and running in minutes, using either a remote web-based or Windows® based installation wizard. The print server offers broad operating system compatibility and works with a wide variety of parallel printing devices for easy installation into mixed environments, and also supports Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) for remote monitoring.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Convert a standard parallel printer into a standalone network printer and share a single printer among multiple network connected computers
  • A convenient network printing solution for education and government institutions
  • Eliminate performance issues of an always-on dedicated PC acting as the printer server

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Avoid the added costs of purchasing additional printers with network print sharing
  • Convenient setup options with Windows® or web-based configuration
  • Broad compatibility for use with most parallel printers on the market

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Colombia 4479785
  • UPC 065030854184

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.9
Unix/Linux

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) Centronics (36 pin)
RJ-45
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Humidity 10~70% RH
Hardware Ports 1
Interface RJ45 (10/100 Ethernet)
Parallel
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Power/Status: Yellow Solid
100Mbps Link/Activity: Green Solid/Flashing
10Mbps Link/Activity: Yellow Solid/Flashing
Packaging Information Package Height 2.6 in [67 mm]
Package Length 9.0 in [22.8 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 2.7 oz [76 g]
Package Width 6.0 in [15.2 cm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 100Mbps
Remote Management Ability Yes
Supported Protocols IPX
TCP/IP (LPR, IPP, RAW 9100)
NetBEUI
AppleTalk
SNMP v1 and 2
SMB
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 1.8 oz [52 g]
Color Beige
Material Plastic
Product Length 2.4 in [60 mm]
Product Width 2.4 in [62 mm]
Product Height 0.9 in [24 mm]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 0.2 A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Output Current 1 A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type H
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.9
Unix/Linux
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Ethernet network cable not included
Note OS Compatibility refers to the included software only – the Print Server itself can be used without software on any platform that supports network printing
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package Parallel Print Server
Power Adapter
Software CD
Quick Start Guide

Drivers/Downloads

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

To add a printer from the print server to your computer, you need to create a printer port.

Before you create the print server port, make sure that the network configuration is complete for your print server. For more information about how to configure your print server, navigate to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/print_servers_alternate_setup. To confirm that the print server can be pinged from your computer, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=networking#ping-test-windows-mac-os.

To create a printer port, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key.

  2. Click Settings.

  3. Click Devices > Printers & Scanners.

  4. Click Add a printer.

  5. Select Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings, and click Next.

  6. Select Create a new port.

  7. Change the Type of port to Standard TCP/IP Port, and click Next.

  8. In the Hostname or IP address field, enter the IP address of the print server.

  9. Click Next > Next > Finish.

  10. If prompted, select a driver from the list or obtain a driver from the manufacturer of the printer, and click Next.

  11. Click Next until you you are asked if you want to print a test page. To confirm that the printer was successfully added, you should send a test page to your printer.

After the printer port is created, you can send print jobs to it.

To add a printer from the print server to your computer, you need to create a printer port.

Before you create the print server port, make sure that the network configuration is complete for your print server. For more information about how to configure your print server, navigate to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/print_servers_alternate_setup. To confirm that the print server can be pinged from your computer, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=networking#ping-test-windows-mac-os.

To create a printer port, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key.

  2. Click Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers > Add a printer > The printer that I want isn't listed.

  3. Select the Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings check box. 

  4. Click Next.

  5. Select the Create a new port check box.

  6. Change the Type of port to Standard TCP/IP Port.

  7. In the Hostname or IP address field, enter the IP address of the print server.

  8. Click NextNext > Finish.

  9. If prompted to, select a driver from the list or obtain a driver from the manufacturer of the printer.

  10. Click Next until you are asked if you want to print a test page. It is recommended that you send a test page to your printer to make sure that the printer port was created successfully.

After the printer port is created, you can send print jobs to it.

To add a printer from the print server to your computer, you need to create a printer port.

Before you create the print server port, make sure that the network configuration is complete for your print server. For more information about how to configure your print server, navigate to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/print_servers_alternate_setup. To confirm that the print server can be pinged from your computer, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=networking#ping-test-windows-mac-os.

To create a printer port, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key.

  2. Click Devices and Printers > Add a printer.

  3. Select the Add a local printer check box.

  4. Select the Create a new port check box. 

  5. Change the Type of port to Standard TCP/IP Port

  6. Click Next.

  7. In the Hostname or IP address field, enter the IP address of the print server.

  8. Click NextNextFinish.

  9. If prompted to, select a driver from the list or obtain a driver from the manufacturer of the printer.

  10. Click Next until you are asked if you want to print a test page. It is recommended that you send a test page to your printer to make sure that the printer port was created successfully.

After the printer port is created, you can send print jobs to it.

To add a printer from the print server to your computer, you need to create a printer port.

Before you create the print server port, make sure that the network configuration is complete for your print server. For more information about how to configure your print server, navigate to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/print_servers_alternate_setup. To confirm that the print server can be pinged from your computer, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=networking#ping-test-windows-mac-os.

To create a printer port, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key.

  2. Click Settings > Printers and Faxes > Add a printer > Next.

  3. Select the Local printer attached to this computer check box.

  4. Clear the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box.

  5. Select the Create a new port check box.

  6. Change the Type of port to Standard TCP/IP Port.

  7. Click Next.

  8. In the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port wizard, click Next.

  9. In the Hostname or IP address field, enter the IP address of the print server.

  10. Click Next > Next > Finish.

  11. If prompted to, select a driver from the list or obtain a driver from the manufacturer of the printer.

  12. Click Next until you are asked if you want to print a test page. It is recommended that you send a test page to your printer to make sure the printer port was created successfully.

After the printer port is created, you can send print jobs to it.

Before you add the printer connected to the print server to your computer, you need to configure the print server for your network. For more information about how to configure your print server, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/print_servers_alternate_setup

To add the printer connected to the print server to your computer, complete the following:

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Click System Preferences > Printers & Scanners.
  3. At the bottom of the list of printers, click +.
  4. On the Add screen, click IP.
  5. In the Address field, enter the IP address of the print server.
  6. In the Protocol drop-down list, click Line Printer Daemon – LPD or LPR.
  7. To add the name and location of the printer, complete the Name and Location fields.
  8. In the Use drop-down list, select the driver for the printer.
  9. Click Add.

For applications that do not support print server software, you can use the web interface to configure the print server for your network. Some advanced configuration options (for example, IP settings) are available on the web interface. You can access the web interface by connecting the Ethernet port on the print server to a computer system.

You require the following components to set up your print server:

  • A computer system with an available Ethernet port.

  • An Ethernet cable.

  • The default IP address of the print server (found in the manual).

Note: Before you continue, make sure that the print server is set to the default configuration. For more information about how to reset the print server to the default configuration, see the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/print_servers_factory_reset.

To access the print server web interface, complete the following:

  1. Plug the print server into a power source.

  2. Use an Ethernet cable to connect the print server to the computer.

  3. Change your computer's IP address to the same network that the print server is on. For more information about how to change the IP address, navigate to http://www.startech.com/Support and enter your product ID.

Note: Your computer's IP address must be on the same network as the print server, but not have the same IP address. For example, if a print server is on network 192.168.1.100, the computer must be set to 192.168.1.xxx, where xxx is a number between 1 and 254 but is not 100.

  1. Enter the printer IP address in the address bar of your web browser.

You should now be able to access the print server configuration and make the necessary changes for it to work on your network.

Troubleshooting

To reset the print server to the default factory settings, complete the following:

  1. Unplug the power cable from the print server.

  2. Press and hold the Reset button, and plug the power cable back into the print server. Do not release the Reset button.

  3. Continue to press and hold the Reset button for 10 seconds.

  4. Wait 5 seconds, turn off the print server and then turn on the printer server.

This device's default static IP address is 192.168.0.10.

Compliance and safety

Compliance letters

  • RoHS
    • Language: English
  • WEEE
    • Language: English

Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Worked as described

By: Whopper - 05/09/2014
Installed via a Win7 desktop to attach an HP 4100tn printer to home network to replace a failed Jetdirect card. The installation was faultless and took maybe 5 minutes total. Nice unit.
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By: kurt k - 09/16/2016
Set up wizard does not respond.
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By: mitch - 02/07/2015
setup wizard will not run
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Easy Up and Running

By: zman44 - 06/03/2020
I purchased the PM1115P2 Print Server in order to get my old HP 5p Laserjet back in use. Hooked it up to my home network and after 3 years on the bench it's up and running again. Thanks StarTech. I would have given 5 stars but the reset button is not in a user friendly position.
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Stacey, Customer Support on 6/4/2020 10:15:11 AM
Thank you for your review and your feedback about our product. I have passed your feedback on to our product team for consideration.
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Steady and Reliable

By: Business IT Guy - 08/25/2020
I had heard good things on the reliability of the print server here and I'm happy to say that so far it works exactly as needed.
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