WRTSL54GS connecting a USB Printer in HyperWRT

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by Aquafire, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Aquafire

    Aquafire LI Guru Member

    Hello all,

    I am successfully running Firmware Version : v2.07.0, HyperWRT + thibor17 rc3 on Linksys WRTSL54GS (with USB port).

    I already have connected multiple USB storage devices to it by adding a small self powered USB hub. All devices work fine and are shown under the storage menu in the web configuration interface.

    Can I add a USB printer to USB hub as well. Has anyone tried and got it working successfully. Where is it shown in the web interface. How is it connected to other PCs on the LAN. I guess it appears as a shared printer on the router device when browsed in network neighborhood.

    Is a specific USB printer model working or any USB printer would work. (I am planning to buy HP CM -1312 MFP Color Laser, so dont want surprises after having it.).

    Regards for any guidance.
  2. tstrike2000

    tstrike2000 Network Guru Member

    I have my storage and printer both on a USB hub. In the readme for the firmware it lists "Updated p910nd to version 0.8" and "Hotplugging USB Printer Server." There's nothing in the web interface for the USB printer and no specific printer model you need. Just plug in the USB printer and it automatically runs the p910 daemon. Then just install the printer as a standard TCP/IP printer in Windows or CUPS in Linux using whatever the router address is, by default.
  3. Aquafire

    Aquafire LI Guru Member


    When the router address is and in Windows XP i would like to install the printer. What is the way it should be installed,

    1. As a shared printer on the router device. Does the printer shows up as a shared printer.

    2. A direct addressed TCP/IP port printer on the network. In such case what would be the IP address of the printer. Cause in the simple USB printer there is no option to set the IP address of the printer. Would the WRTSL54GS allot an available address to printer from the DHCP pool.

    Thanks for your guidance.
  4. tstrike2000

    tstrike2000 Network Guru Member

    No, only storage shows up as shared, printers do not show up as shared when connected to the router. The router only acts as a print server so the printer itself does not pull an IP address. It does nothing with DHCP. In Windows, simply install the printer as a local printer, unchecking the box to automatically detect plug and play. Click next, and check to create a new port at the bottom and select Standard TCP/IP Port for the type of port. Then type on for the port address, provide the driver for the printer and PRINT!
  5. Aquafire

    Aquafire LI Guru Member

    Thanks, will try it for sure as soon as I mu en-route printer is delivered.
  6. pacificstart

    pacificstart Guest

    Where csn I download Thibor 17 rc3?

    I have it running on two routers but I can't find the bin anywhere - it seems like I forgot to save it or I forgot where I've put it...

    Google doesn't help either.

    Could someone post this firmware please?
  7. tstrike2000

    tstrike2000 Network Guru Member

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