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Two stars meaning this time, "I don't *trust* it yet"
on 15 April 2017
As of initial installation (easy on Win7, you don't need the included disk or any visits to TP-Link website) it does work with my elderly Samsung Ml-1210 laser, but I'm already expecting trouble—at which point I'll come and modify this review ... or later, if I'm wrong, say nicer things.
The main concern is the web interface, and the fact that as soon as I set a new password, the device becomes completely inaccessible. The interface itself is poorly designed and buggy but it did at least allow me to set a new static IP address. The tendency to reboot for every single setting change, usually quite unnecessarily, isn't reassuring either. We have a small well-firewalled network so lack of a password isn't the end of the world, but with such poor attention to interface design and testing, instinct tells me other problems will reveal themselves soon enough.
Cheapness of manufacture is obvious, with both front and back of the device used for connections. It's more convenient and better for usability, but costs a little more, to put the USB, power and Ethernet sockets on the back and the status LEDS on the front, so with this device you know you're getting something of very modest quality right out of the box.
FYI, the default static IP for the device is 192.168.0.10. For most users, setting the device to accept DHCP addresses would probably be the best option.
Also, the Factory Reset, which is as usual a recessed button operated with a pencil tip or paperclip, doesn't work if the device is already on: you force a reset by switching off, then pressing and holding the Reset while simultaneously pushing in the DC power plug. Somewhat tricky and counter-intuitive and another poor design choice.