Bought this to connect an old HP LaserJet 1100 to my home network running both iMac and XP laptops. Installed straight our of the box. Easy setup. Used a Centronis 36pin Female to Micro D Centronics 36pin Male (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0038Q298Y/ref=pe_217191_31005151_3p_dp_i1) to connect if to the printer.
This is the second one of these I have bought. This one was for the wife. Personally I like the low profile that means it fits in the laptop case without problems and does not leave a lump. Also the cable hidden inside that can be used to plug it in when the batteries go flat is extremely practical.