Solved TPLink doesn't allow printing via desktop & laptop

January 30, 2015 at 06:08:01
Specs: Windows 7
I want to print from my desktop and laptop and have the TPLink TL-PS110U connected, but it doesn't allow printing from the laptop. I would like to disconnect TP Link Print Server and only print from my desk top. How do I do that?

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January 30, 2015 at 08:00:53
This is the list of printers compatible with/for that device:

updated to March 2014

Do you mean you wish to bypass (not use) the tp-link for printing at all - because you cannot (at present) print from the laptop? Or do you mean to use the tp-link server "only" with the desktop; or what?

Do you have the printer drivers installed on the laptop?

Can you ping the tp-link server from the laptop; presuming you can do so from the desktop?

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January 30, 2015 at 10:35:21
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How you would do it, is to plug the printer directly into one of the USB ports via a USB cable. The printer may or may not have come with the cable. When you turn the printer on, Windows should recognize a new device was plugged in, and I suspect load the drivers (likely already installed), if not you will need the disk it came with or download the driver from the printer manufacturers website. Windows 7, does have many drivers, but not all. so if it loads the printer's driver ok, you should be able to do a test print. Then you could go in under printers and "Share" the printer out, which would allow the laptop to print through your pc to the printer. Again that takes a bit of work, but it is not too hard. Networking them is the best solution. What can happen is a "local" installation of the printer is done, and a "Network Installation" is what you need to do. I would try to network them. You have to make sure in the Network and Sharing Center, under "Change advanced sharing settings: Network Discovery is turned ON. That Turn ON file and printer sharing is selected. Go down under the heading Password Protected Sharing and turn it off. Save that. Whether the printer is networked or connected locally (to your pc) and shared out, you need those settings in Network and Sharing Center. If you can post back the model of the printer and what you have done so far, perhaps we can help get it networked via the print server. One thing you can try is to (after making above changes) make them on the laptop as well, and from the laptop go into Devices and Printers, click ADD a New Printer, "select ADD a Network Printer, Wireless or Bluetooth, and then see if you are able to browse to the print server and select your printer??? If you can, follow through with the install and try it.

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