Author: nom_de_plume (San Jose, ..
The print server hardware worked fine, but the setup softwarecaused a few problems as a result of oversimplication.I was able to get the server going with a Brother HL-5150D USBprinter on a home network with 4 computers (3 wireless, 1ethernet), an all-in-one networked device and the USBprinter itself. This is using a mixture of computers withdifferent flavours of Windows XP. The print server is wired toa router using DHCP. I did not chose to put the print server ona static address (as the manual prefers) since that does notreflect my network setup (home networks are usually DHCP).I encountered problems because:(a) My software firewall first caused the installer to crash. I wanted to avoid turning it off entirely, but to no avail. I was able to leave my router's hardware firewall on but had to turn off my software firewall for the installation. The manual asks that...Read more