Can't print using Network

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  1. Posts : 102
    Windows 10 Pro 64bits
    Thread Starter

    here are the steps that I followed:

    Vodafone wireless modem supports USB printers. After you connect a USB printer to your modem through the USB port, you can access the printer from the Internet or internal network.

    • Connect the USB cable of the printer to the USB port on the modem
    • Add a Network Printer.

    For Windows 7

    1. Choose Start > Devices and Printers
    2. Choose Add a printer
    3. Choose Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer
    4. Click The printer that I want isn't listed
    5. Choose Select a shared printer by name
    6. Enter the printer address in the text box. myprinter is the customized name of the printer to add.
    7. Click Next.
    8. Select the model of the printer you want or click Have Disk to manually install the printer drive.
    9. Click OK.
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  2. Posts : 8,699
    Mac OS Catalina

    Remove the printer as what it states and just set as a Generic like I posted. Then connect as a Network printer or Add as a new printer and use the Network IP that the Gateway assigns to that device for IPP devices. Otherwise you can always use a network print server device like I noted. The newer version of the Xprintserver is expensive, which you could get a Laser that is wifi/ethernet capable for that price.

    You can use a Raspberry Pi as a Print Server. It is a bit slow, but if you were to set it as a Google Printer and use PDF print to your Google account, it may speed it up. The other option is to use a old computer or laptop as print/fax server or even find a Intel Small Board Computer that allows USB devices. Android devices also can be used as a print server.
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  3. Posts : 566

    It is not fully clear to me, but I assume that your printer works ok with the USB connection?
    For networking I would again install the printer, now as a network device, but under a DIFFERENT name.
    If you did so, I am afraid I cannot help you further. Is your printer visible in the network? You should be able to see that from the router info or from an app. like Fing on your smartphone/tablet.
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