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End of Interactive Support Announcement for Intel® NetportExpress™ 10 and 10/100 Print Server Family


Last Reviewed: 28-Jun-2016
Article ID: 000006649

In Q3 2001, Intel announced the discontinuation of the Intel® NetportExpress™ 10 and 10/100 Print Server family. The following will be discontinued:

  • PCLA4461 Intel NetportExpress 10/100 Single-Port Print Server
  • PCLA2461 Intel NetportExpress 10/100 3-Port Print Server
  • PCLA4251B Intel NetportExpress 10 Single-Port Print Server
  • PCLA2251B Intel NetportExpress 10 3-Port Print Server
Discontinued Product Replacement PCLA446x PCLA446x or similar product PCLA246x PCLA246x or similar product PCLA425xB PCLA425x or similar product PCLA225xB PCLA225xB or similar product

Note: x is substituted by number for the actual geography where the print server was purchased.

Why is Intel no longer offering the Intel NetportExpress 10 and 10/100 print servers?
Intel continually reviews its product offerings to ensure a smart fit with overall strategic goals and priorities. As a commitment to this goal, Intel has decided to discontinue research and development in print servers, instead focusing its energies on other product categories.

How long will Intel provide software or firmware updates for the Intel NetportExpress 10 and 10/100 print servers?
Here are the available software and firmware files. No further firmware or software updates will be provided.

Will Intel provide support for Windows* XP?
Windows XP is not a supported OS. Intel made the decision to discontinue the Intel NetportExpress 10 and 10/100 print servers before this OS was available to the market in non-beta format.

How long will Intel provide support for the Intel NetportExpress 10 and 10/100 print servers?
Free technical troubleshooting information will continue through our online services even after interactive support by Intel technicians was discontinued in June 2002. Our online services provide self-help information.

What if I have problems with my Intel  NetportExpress 10 and 10/100 print server and need an RMA?
The Intel NetportExpress 10 and 10/100 print servers have a limited warranty that Intel will continue to honor. Products replaced under the warranty will be replaced with a Intel NetportExpress 10 and 10/100 print server or similar product.

Since Intel will no longer offer the Intel NetportExpress 10 and 10/100 print servers, are you recommending a different product(s)?
Intel will not be creating a new generation of print servers to replace the Intel NetportExpress 10 and 10/100 print server line. However, there are other vendors that sell similar print servers. Ask your local distributor or VAR for a recommendation.