1 Port USB Wireless N Network Print Server with 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port - 802.11 b/g/n

Share a standard USB printer with multiple users simultaneously over a wireless network

Product ID: PM1115UW

3.5 stars (6 reviews) |
  • Compliant with 802.11b/g/n wireless networks, with data rates up to 150 Mbps
  • USB 2.0 support
  • Optional 10/100 Mbps RJ-45 LAN Port
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The PM1115UW 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.

Applications

  • Convert a standard USB printer into a standalone, wireless printer and share between multiple networked computers
  • A convenient network printing solution for education and government institutions
  • Eliminate the 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 wireless or wired network print sharing
  • Convenient setup options with Windows® or web-based configuration
  • Broad compatibility for use with most USB printers on the market

Partner Numbers

  • Tech Data 11495149
  • ASI 156839
  • D&H PM1115UW
  • Ingram Micro USA VW3235
  • SYNNEX US STA-PM1115UW
  • UPC 065030855167

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
  • macOS Mojave (10.14) logo
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13) logo
  • macOS Sierra (10.12) logo
Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, 2019
Mac OS 10.x, 9.x
Linux (LTS Versions only)

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
1 - RJ-45
1 - 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)
Hardware Ports 1
Interface USB 2.0
RJ45 (10/100 Ethernet)
Wireless Ethernet
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-T, IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - Status
1 - USB
1 - WLAN
Packaging Information Package Height 2.7 in [68 mm]
Package Length 6.0 in [15.3 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.7 lb [0.3 kg]
Package Width 9.1 in [23.2 cm]
Performance Compatible Networks 10/100 Mbps
Frequency 2.4 GHz
Security Features WEP Data Encryption
WPA and WPA2-PSK Data Encryption
Supported Protocols TCP/IP (LDP / LPR Printer Port)
IPX
NetBEUI
AppleTalk
SNMP
SMB over IP
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 1.8 oz [52 g]
Color White
Material Plastic
Product Length 2.8 in [7.2 cm]
Product Width 2.3 in [58 mm]
Product Height 1.0 in [2.5 cm]
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
Power Consumption (In Watts) 10
Software OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, 2019
Mac OS 10.x, 9.x
Linux (LTS Versions only)
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements USB printer cable not included
Note The device is compatible with any operating system that supports network printing. Please note that the included software is compatible with Windows only.
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - Wireless Print Server
1 - Power Adapter
1 - Software CD
1 - Quick Install Guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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.

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:

  1. In the notification area in the lower-right of the screen, right-click the network icon.

  2. Click Set up a new connection or network.

  3. Double-click Manually connect to a wireless network.

  4. 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.

    • Click Next.

  5. Press the Windows key + R, type cmd and click Ok.

  6. In the Command Prompt dialog box, type netsh wlan set profileparameter PM1115UW connectiontype=ibss.

  7. 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.

Troubleshooting

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

  1. Disconnect the power adapter from the print server.
  2. Hold down the Reset button.
  3. Reconnect the power adapter while continuing to hold the Reset button for 5 seconds.
  4. Release the Reset button.

This device's default static IP address is 192.168.0.10.

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.

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:

  1. The SSID (wireless network name).

  2. The wireless security type (for example, WEP, WPA-PSK, or WPA2-PSK).

  3. The wireless security key(s).

  4. 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:

  1. 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.

  2. Connect an Ethernet cable from the print server to the computer system.

  3. In your web browser, enter the IP address of the print server (by default, 192.168.0.10).

  4. Click Setup Wireless.

  5. In the Site Survey section, select the wireless network that you want to connect to.

  6. Click Save & Restart.

  7. When the print server has rebooted, navigate to the wireless configuration screen and enter the security settings for your network.

  8. Click Save & Restart.

  9. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the print server to the computer system.  

  10. 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:

  1. 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.

  2. Click Setup > TCP/IP.

  3. Change the IP Address and Subnet Mask to match your network configuration.

  4. Click Save & Restart.

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 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.
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Network dropping after 5 or 10 min

By: JuanP - 03/01/2019
I bought this device few weeks ago and it works just 5 to 10 mins then we had to take off the power and then take in the power to get it work. This is not a normal behavior for a new device
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Malcolm, Technical Support on 3/7/2019 4:04:35 PM
We apologize for the issue you've experienced with our PM1115UW. I see you've already reached out to our Technical Support team, and a replacement has been recommended. Please let is know if there's anything further we can do to assist once you receive the replacement unit.
(5 Stars)

Sorry I didn't buy one of these sooner

By: Retiree Ron - 07/13/2019
I bought this so that all the PCs on our home network (a mix of Win 7 and Win 10 machines) could share an older Dell laser. Before I installed it, I emailed Customer Support to clarify one point in the instructions. CS was helpful, as were the detailed FAQ instructions on the support site. If you can learn how to check IP addresses, you can install this thing. Using it is a breeze.
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(5 Stars)

Great unit

By: Thor - 04/07/2020
Bought it from Amazon and it was not matched to my network. I contacted tech support and in no time Alex connected with me. He was patiently walking me through the setup as well as making sure everything was working fine before he signed off. I have rarely if ever seen great product support such as this. Thank you and keep this up because I will be back for anything that you sell.
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(4 Stars)

Does the job, after some fiddling

By: Alex_s - 04/10/2020
Finally, I don't have to move my laptop to the room with the printer to be able to print! (It's been an issue ever since I got fibre optic internet and had to move the router to the basement. My printer supports Ethernet and USB but not WiFi.) Rather than follow the manual for setting up the WiFi connection, I just used the WPS button like soe reviewers on Amazon suggested. Much easier! But it was hard to tell if it worked or not until I hooked it up to the printer and followed the instructions to print a test page. Even now with everything working, the Status light is blinking and the instructions say it should be solid on when everything is good. I also had to dig through troubleshooting info on the internet to figure out how to change the IP address. My router only allows IP addresses in the 192.168.1.x range, but this print server is set to 192.168.0.10 by default. Eventually I figured out that I could connect it directly to my computer with an Ethernet cable, go to 192.168.0.10 in a web browser, and change the IP address there. Set up on Windows wasn't too difficult, but I did have to select the networking device (Network Print Server, USB, 1-port; or something like that) and the printer model manually. Setting up on Chrome OS was a bit trickier, but eventually found out that LPD (the option I had to pick on the Chromebook) is basically the same as LPR (listed in the specs for this device). Now it's all working! Just needs better documentation.
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(5 Stars)

Awesome Print Server

By: Bullet - 07/17/2020
Bought this a couple weeks ago After a little technical help it works flawlessly Awesome Product
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(1 Stars)

very unreliable

By: stomatta - 07/22/2020
I have it installed and working with my HP Laserjet, but it constantly needs to be reset. It won't stay connected more than 10-15 minutes. It's very irritating. I do not recommend this unit.
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Stacey, Customer Support on 7/23/2020 9:31:57 AM
Hello, It sounds like you received a defective unit. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this caused. It appears that our Technical Advisors have assisted you with an RMA. If you need anything else please feel free to contact us again as free lifetime support is provided with our products.
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