Very simple to setup and use,
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This review is from: TP-Link TL-PS310U USB 2.0 Single Port MFP and Storage Server (Personal Computers)I've had a MFP printer (an Epson R300M) and a number of USB drives that I've had for a while but I've always looked at how I could share them around the wireless network at home so that I could share large files easily and print from a laptop from the back garden. Storage servers with bays for hard drive and dedicated print servers always seemed very expensive but when I saw this and spotted the reviews and price I had to give it a go.
The device itself is very easy to use - you plug in the USB devices you want to share (I used a USB 2.0 hub so I could share both storage and the printer at the same time), you plug in a Ethernet cable that connects the box to your wireless router/hub and plus in the power. Simple.
You then install a little bit of software onto every computer that you want to access the printer and drive(s). It takes a few minutes to install the software and once it's installed you're ready to go.
Click on the new icon on the desktop that looks like the device and it connects you to the Print and Storage server and shows you the connected devices, you then select the device you want to use and click 'connect' and you're connected! The printer connects automatically and disconnects after 30 seconds of inactivity.
As far as the computer is concerned when you start the application it sees a new USB hub and when you click on the application and you get the `pum-pum' tone when you connect the device from the application, just like you would if you plugged the USB cable into the machine.
It works great and it's a very cheap and simple way to share existing printers and drives around the home.