Date: March 30th, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Addonics
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The adapter itself is quite small, so it's great for the mobile office. It's about the size of a credit card, only thicker. You can check out the status of the adapter via power, system, and access LEDs.
On one end are two USB ports – one is used for a storage device, and the other is used for a printer. These are labeled for a reason. You can't hook up two storage devices or two printers, it will confuse the adapter and nothing will work.
On the other end of the unit is a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, a reset button, and a socket for the power adapter.
That about wraps up the hardware walkthrough on this simple product, so let's move on to the installation phase of the review to see how this little adapter performs.
PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
Connecting this adapter to your network is very simple. Attach a USB hard drive and/or printer to the USB ports, and use the Ethernet cable to connect it to a router or switch.