Why use a print server? Well, do you
have a PC to spare as a dedicated print server in your office? If not,
then you'll have to use someone's work PC to share your printer(s).
This is fine until you start running into the periodic crashes, slowdowns and
interruptions that plague the typical office computer under heavy usage.
Not to mention the fact that every once in a while, the person responsible for
the printers is going to need access to the print server, disrupting whatever
work is currently being done on it.
In this article, PCstats will be reviewing the new Belkin 802.11g 2-port USB
Wireless Print Server. This useful little device can support two USB printers on
a wired or wireless network (but not both, more on
this later). This is a dedicated print server, not a router with some extra
functionality. It's intended for small office environments and comes equipped with
WEP encryption to safeguard the privacy of your documents (and your ink)
when then are transmitted over a 54Mbps 802.11g connection.