HP Officejet J4680

To this day I have yet found a wireless or wired print server that worked right under 100$ that wasn’t a HP. They never cease to amaze me how good their products are compared to the other consumer electronics manufacturers. My customer was looking to print wirelessly, and having previous experiences with USB Wired Print Servers I suggested a new printer with a print server built in.

I ended up getting a HP Officejet J4680 for the customer. It was a steal at $114.99. I was surprised to find that on top of having integrated 802.11g and a fax. It had a document feeder and flatbed as well. Although it didn’t have the exciting LCD screen that some of the other HP Officejet’s do. The simple screen had a surprising number of options, and allowed for configuration of the wireless network. Make sure you avoid using the software that comes on the CD. Instead get the IT Professional Software from HP here. The setup was really fast, detected the printer and finished up without any drama. The best part was it does not install a tray app or any other bloatware.