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E3200 not printing thru USB port

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Dacon712, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Dacon712

    Dacon712 Networkin' Nut Member

    I have a Linksys E3200 router with a USB port on the device. I have connected an Epson Stylus Photo R380 printer directly to the port.

    I have an iMac 27” connected to it by wireless. I have a PC workstation connected to it by cable. I have 2 laptops connected by wireless.

    I downloaded the Cisco Connect for the PC and 2 laptops. The PC works great due to being connected by direct cable. The 2 laptops will not recognize the printer connected to the router.

    For the laptops, I click on Add Device, Printer in your Home, USB printer (it says connect a printer to the USB port on your router), I wait while it checks for drivers, it finds the printer and when I print a test page, I get nothing but the printing error. I can connect the printer to the laptop and it prints just fine.

    Ah, it must be a network issue!

    I downloaded the Ciscon Connect for Mac. Loaded it and it went through the setting up my router. Congratulations! I am now connected to the Internet. Click on Computers and devices to add the printer. Well, my options are Computer, Wireless printer (where is the USB printer option that is shown for the PC), Other wireless devices or USB storage. Well my first choice would be Wireless printer. Next screen is Connecting a wireless printer showing the network information. Click next and wait. Well, it says a wireless printer is not found. I click Finish to get back to the Computers and Devices to make another selection, as in computer. Select Connect Manually using my wireless settings. Another box saying it is connecting a device and gives the network information. Again I wait! It says device not found.

    Ah, it must be a network issue!

    Seriously thinking of going back to D-Link. I have been to the Grand Tech Support Wizard with no solution.

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