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10/100 Mbps USB Print Server

Convert a USB printer into a stand alone network printer over a 10/100 Ethernet network

Product ID: PM1115U

4.8 stars (4 reviews) |
  • Supports 10/100 Mbps fast Ethernet network
  • Support SNMP for remote printer management and works with any SNMP based application to access and manage
  • Share 1 USB printer with computers connected to a home or small office network

This USB 10/100 Mbps Print Server lets you share one printer between many networked users, instead of having to purchase separate printers for each individual workstation.

The Print server (PM1115U) does not require a dedicated print server PC, so you can position the printer anywhere on your network, while avoiding the performance bottleneck you would experience with an always-on PC acting as the print server.

PM1115U features straightforward installation wizards and remote web-based management, simplifying the print server's installation and use. The palm-sized, lightweight print server plugs directly into your printer’s USB port and needs only an RJ-45 networking cable to connect it to the rest of your network.

Compatible with most major operating systems, the 1 Port USB 10/100 Mbps Print Server is the perfect USB printer solution for home or small office networks.

Applications

  • PM1115U offers network printing solution for home, small office, educational & government institutions and any other environments that require printer sharing
  • Connects your Ethernet network to one USB printer

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • PM1115U is a compact USB Print Server that connects to your Ethernet or Fast Ethernet network
  • Eliminates the need to purchase additional printers for individual workstations
  • Easy setup and configuration
  • Easily let’s you share 1 USB printer with computers connected to a home or small office network

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030817691

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) logo
  • Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) logo
Windows® 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64), 2000, ME, 98SE
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003(32/64)
Mac OS® 10.x (Tested up to 10.11)
Linux

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) External Ports 1 - RJ-45
1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
Hardware Ports 1
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - Status
1 - Activity
1 - LAN Connectivity
Packaging Information Package Length 9.4 in [24 cm]
Package Width 3.1 in [7.8 cm]
Package Height 6.2 in [158 mm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.1 lb [0.5 kg]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 100 Mbps
Remote Management Ability Yes
Supported Protocols TCP/IP
SNMP
NetBEUI
LPR
IPX
AppleTalk
Physical Characteristics Color Beige
Material Plastic
Product Length 3.0 in [7.5 cm]
Product Width 2.2 in [55 mm]
Product Height 0.8 in [2 cm]
Weight of Product 1.6 oz [45 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Output Voltage 7.5 DC
Output Current 0.5A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64), 2000, ME, 98SE
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003(32/64)
Mac OS® 10.x (Tested up to 10.11)
Linux
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 Included in Package 1 - USB Print Server
1 - Power Adapter (NA)
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

This device's default static IP address is 192.168.2.2.

You should not upgrade your device's firmware if you do not have any issues with the functionality of your device. The only time you should consider an upgrade is if you are experiencing a problem with the device, and you have confirmed that the firmware addresses this problem.  You can confirm this is the case by reviewing the documentation included with the firmware or by consulting with our Technical Support team. Incorrectly upgrading firmware can result in diminished performance so it is best to contact StarTech.com if you would like to perform this operation.

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.

How To

The Ethernet port on a wireless network print server is intended to be used for configuration and to connect to an existing network infrastructure. You cannot connect an Ethernet port on a wireless network print server to the Ethernet port on a printer. The only supported method of connecting a printer to the print server is to use a USB A to B cable. These cables can be found on StarTech.com, in the USB 2.0 Cables section.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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  • 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.
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Works well now and is SUPER FAST!!!!

By: Roddyw - 04/27/2014
When I first got it, I had major trouble setting the thing up. It didn't seem to work at all, and after several days I gave up and left it. Then I decided about two months later to try again. This time I played with some of the port configuration settings, and hey presto! Works like a charm!!!
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By: Charlie314 - 01/17/2015
Yes, please let us in on the secret.
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By: MarcieSmith - 11/06/2014
So tell us your secret.  How did you get it to work?  Did you have to go add a new IP address to change back and forth to if you want to print?
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10/100 Printer Server

By: davtaingai - 06/10/2015
Best Printer Server even have. I had two Linksys wireless printer server before. They all stopped working after a year or little more. Then I figured out that I don't need wireless printer server. I did some research from Amazon and found this is only one that support Win8 and Linux both. I read a lot of review and said the default 192.168.2.2 giving them a bit problem. This should be very easy to fix. You just need to follow my steps. 1. Have a computer (Win/Linux). Make sure wireless turn off and doesn't connect to network. 2. Use a network cable directly connect the printer server and the computer. 2. Set the wired network adapter to 192.168.2.3 3. Put the disk into computer and install the "Administration Installation" 4. Follow the direction by clicking next or read the user manual. (Default username/password is admin/1234) 5. In TCP/IP setting screen, set the IP to 192.168.1.46 6. set the network mask to 255.255.255.0 and the gateway to 192.168.1.1 7. Connect the printer server to the printer and the network and restart. 8. For Window, add printer with local and select TCP/IP, For Linux, should be the same way.
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Reliable !

By: CaptB - 09/23/2015
I have been using 6 of these for over 4 years. Absolutely no problems beyond my own human errors. These are as reliable as any networking gear I have ever used. Simple to setup. Just follow the directions. Your can not go wrong with one of these. I have been a network administrator for over 20 years. Wished more things worked like these.
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(4 Stars)

Works like a champ - though config is tricky

By: LastManse - 10/01/2020
I had to call Tech Support to get it configured and I have not had such a pleasant experience in a long, long time. Lukas talked me through it and was pleasant even though we had to try a couple of different things. He knows his stuff. Once set up, it was a simple thing to get the PC's linked to the print server and select the printer make/model. It works wonderfully.
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