To use a printer connected to the Turris router via USB, the p910nd print server must first be installed with updates. This is done in Foris under the Updater tab. First check the print server and then confirm with Save changes.
Then go to the advanced configuration LuCI and under the Services tab, make sure that the p910nd service is enabled and running.
For configuration go to Services → p910nd-Printserver.
First activate the server by ticking enable. If you are not connecting any other printer, leave the default values of Device (
/dev/usb/lp0), Interface (
unspecified) and Port (
Also check whether the bidirectional mode is selected. This enables reporting of the printers status and the printing process. Some printers do not fully support this feature, so you may have problems. Deselecting the two-way mode option is one of the first things you can try to fix.
Click Save & Apply to save.
We have prepared a manual on how to add a printer to each operating system in just a few steps:
Setting up your printer in Windows 7 is rather tedious:
Start → Devices and printers → Add printer → Add local printer → Create new port and select default TCP/IP port → Host name or IP address = IP address of the Turris router. At this point, the system will try to find the device, which will not work. Select Device Type Custom/User-defined, in Settings, make sure you have Raw selected and Port number 9100 as the Protocol → From your list of manufacturers and models, select your printer and install the appropriate drivers.
System Settings → Printers and Scanners → Button + → Add Printer or Scanner → IP Icon → Enter address of router as address and set HP Jet Direct socket as protocol; followed by the choice of manufacturer and printer type.