Product ID: PM1115UWGB
The PM1115UWGB Wireless-N Print Server lets you share a standard USB printer with multiple users simultaneously over a WiFi network, or a wired LAN connection.
This compact wireless print server supports 802.11b/g/n wireless standards for functionality with almost any wireless network, plus, serving as a primary or backup interface the print server also offers an RJ45 port for 10/100 Mbps wired connections. Providing wireless network printing access enables you to place your printer in any location with network access and avoids the added cost of purchasing individual printers for each workstation or area.
This wireless USB print server can have you up and running in minutes, using either a web-based interface or a Windows® based installation wizard, and also features a WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) button for quick and easy connection to your wireless network. Compatibility with USB 2.0 standards and a wide variety of USB printers and operating systems makes this network print server perfect for installation into mixed environments, with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) support for remote monitoring.
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector Type(s)||USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0|
|Wireless N (IEEE 802.11n)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-5°C to 65°C (23°F to 149°F)|
|Humidity||0~70% RH (Non-Condensing)|
|RJ45 (10/100 Ethernet)|
|Industry Standards||IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-T, IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Status|
|Packaging Information||Package Length||22.8 cm [9.0 in]|
|Package Width||15.1 cm [5.9 in]|
|Package Height||70 mm [2.8 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||362 g [12.8 oz]|
|Performance||Compatible Networks||10/100 Mbps|
|Security Features||WEP Data Encryption|
|WPA and WPA2-PSK Data Encryption|
|Supported Protocols||TCP/IP (LDP / LPR Printer Port)|
|SMB over IP|
|Product Length||72 mm [2.8 in]|
|Product Width||58 mm [2.3 in]|
|Product Height||2.5 cm [1.0 in]|
|Weight of Product||53 g [1.9 oz]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Input Current||500 mA|
|Output Voltage||5 DC|
|Output Current||2 A|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||10|
|Software||OS Compatibility||Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, 2019
Mac OS 10.x, 9.x
Linux 2.4.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||USB printer 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||Wireless Print Server|
|Quick Install Guide|
Note: The information in this FAQ is based upon the assumption that the print server is installed and can be configured via a wired or wireless connection. For more information about connecting hardware, refer to the product manual or visit http://www.startech.com/faq/wireless_print_servers_pm1115ua_connection_information.
To bridge the PM1115UW, you need the following information about your network infrastructure:
The SSID (wireless network name).
The wireless security type (for example, WEP, WPA-PSK, or WPA2-PSK).
The wireless security key(s).
The existing network IP information (for example, the DHCP server IP address).
The network configuration information can usually be found on the network router.
To bridge the PM1115UW in an existing wireless network infrastructure, complete the following:
Make sure that your network adapter is on the same network as your print server (by default, 192.168.0.XXX). For more information on how to change your IP address, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=networking#ip-address-change-windows-mac-os.
Connect an Ethernet cable from the print server to the computer system.
In your web browser, enter the IP address of the print server (by default, 192.168.0.10).
Click Setup > Wireless.
In the Site Survey section, select the wireless network that you want to connect to.
Click Save & Restart.
When the print server has rebooted, navigate to the wireless configuration screen and enter the security settings for your network.
Click Save & Restart.
Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the print server to the computer system.
Connect the Ethernet cable from the print server to your router / switch.
The print server should be connected to your wireless network infrastructure.
On your router or wireless access point, in the wireless connections listing, you should see the print server listed as connected.
The print server is still using the default IP address and you need to change it to an IP address that works with your network. When the print server is on the same network as your other network devices, you can add it as a network printer.
In most network infrastructures, the IP address is dynamically assigned. Since router configurations can change, you should assign your print server a static address so that the computers on the network can find the print server at that address (for example, 192.168.0.10).
To change your print server to a statically assigned IP address, complete the following:
Find an IP address that is compatible with your network. For example, the 192.168.1.1 network can support 192.168.1.XXX where XXX is a number between 2 and 254.
Click Setup > TCP/IP.
Change the IP Address and Subnet Mask to match your network configuration.
Click Save & Restart.
This device's default static IP address is 192.168.0.10.
To reset the print server to the default factory settings, complete the following:
By default, the PM1115UW broadcasts a wireless network SSID in Ad-Hoc mode. When the print server is configured to broadcast an SSID (wireless network ID), the print server can only be used by one wireless network adapter. Unless the wireless network adapter is bridged into a network infrastructure, the amount of computer connections to the print server is limited to one.
For most applications, the wireless network print server will need to be integrated into an existing network infrastructure. This allows different computers on your network to access your print server. For more information about how to set up bridging into another network infrastructure, visit http://www.startech.com/faq/wireless_print_servers_pm1115uw_bridging_into_network.
Note: If you cannot connect to the wireless network in Windows 8/8.1, visit http://www.startech.com/faq/wireless_print_servers_ad_hoc_windows_8.1.
The default static address of the PM1115UW is 192.168.0.10. To make any configuration changes, your computer needs to be on the 192.168.0.XXX network. For more information on how to change your IP address, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=networking#ip-address-change-windows-mac-os.
To use a wireless connection to connect to the PM1115UW print server in Windows 8.1, you need to manually create and connect to an ad-hoc network. The ad-hoc network that the print server broadcasts appears on other network devices, but is not included in the network listing on Windows 8.1.
In order to connect to the print server, do the following:
In the notification area in the lower-right of the screen, right-click the network icon.
Click Set up a new connection or network.
Double-click Manually connect to a wireless network.
In the network information dialog box, do the following:
In the Network name field, enter the Service Set ID (SSID) of the print server (by default, PM1115UW).
Change Security type to No authentication (Open).
Clear the Start this connection automatically check box.
Press the Windows key + R, type cmd and click Ok.
In the Command Prompt dialog box, type netsh wlan set profileparameter PM1115UW connectiontype=ibss.
In the Command Prompt dialog box, type nethsh wlan connect PM1115UW.
Note: For steps 6 and 7, if the SSID for your print server is not PM1115UW, replace PM1115UW in the commands above with the name of the SSID.
You should now be connected to the print server and you can configure it as necessary.
To disconnect from the print server, do any of the following:
Connect to a different wireless network.
Change the wireless network configuration on the print server.
Turn off the Wi-Fi on your computer.
In the Command Prompt dialog box, type netsh wlan disconnect.
To remove the network from your system, in the Command Prompt dialog box, type netsh wlan delete profile PM1115UW.
Note: If the SSID for your print server is not PM1115UW, replace PM1115UW in the command above with the name of the SSID.
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