D-Link delivers wireless print server

A one-port wireless print server that plugs directly into a standard parallel-port printer, the DP-311P gives users the ability to share one printer among multiple PCs and laptops. With the D-LinkWireless Print Server, the printer can be placed in the most convenient location for printing documents from networked computers without running cumbersome printer cables throughout the home or smalloffice.

Plugging directly to a standard parallel port printer with a Centronics connector, the D-Link DP-311P Wireless Print Server provides 802.11b wireless connectivity so that documents can be printed from multiple PCs and laptops on the network. For maximum flexibility of network configuration the unit operates in either infrastructure or ad-hoc mode and multiple DP-311P-enabled printers can be used on the same wireless network.

“The new one-port wireless print server adds convenience to the wireless network,” said Steven Joe, President of D-Link. “Now the printer can be placed anywhere within the wireless network and shared among every user, all without running cables.”

“Offering 802.11b standard technology at a very affordable price is part of our wireless connectivity stratification strategy that will allow more consumers the opportunity to gain access to wireless connectivity in the digital home,” added Joe.

The D-Link DP-311P Wireless Print Server is an 802.11b compliant device, ensuring compatibility with 802.11b/g standards-based networking devices, and it supports all major network operating systems and protocols. The D-Link DP-311P features integrated 64/128-bit WEP encryption, keeping network trespassers at bay. The user-friendly setup and configuration utilizes a Web browser and includes a Windows-based administrative program for quicker network configuration. The unit also features an external removable antenna for optimum radio reception.

Price and Availability

The D-Link Air DP-311P Print Server will be available through authorized retail, reseller, and distribution partners in mid-July at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Price MSRP of $149.99. The D-Link Air Wireless Network Print Server comes with a One Year Warranty and absolutely FREE 24/7 Technical Support including firmware updates.

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