How to setup and share a printer on your local network with the Archer C7/C5

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If your printer has Ethernet port or Wi-Fi function please ignore this article, and contact technical support of your printer's company.

This article applies to Archer C7 V2/V3 with firmware published on 2014/9/29 and later, Archer C5 V1 with firmware published on 2014/9/12 and later, for Windows OS, for MAC OS please click here

Take Archer C7 as an example.
Definition: Print server is a function embedded in your Router. It allows you to share your printer with computers that are connected to the Router.
Make sure you have already installed the printer’s driver on your computer. Otherwise, please install it first.
Any computer in your LAN must first install the software if it wants to share the print server via the router.
Print Server Function is not compatible with Linux since there is no Printer Controller Utility for Linux at the moment.
Step 1
Step 2
Double-click TP-Link USB Printer Controller Setup.exe you’ve downloaded.
Click NEXT to start installing the printer share software.
Step 4
Click Change…to select another destination folder, or leave it default and click Next
Step 5
Click Install to begin the installation.
Step 6
Please wait a while, Click Finish to complete and exit the Install Shield Wizard.
After successful installation, the icon will appear on the desktop of your computer.
Step 1
Double-click the icon To Launch the TP-Link USB Printer Controller
Step 2
Highlight the printer you want to set as auto-connect printer.
In your LAN, each computer that wants to share the print server should also install the TP-Link USB Printer Controller. Please follow the previous steps to configure other computers in your LAN.
Step 3
Click the inverse triangle mark on the Auto-Connect for printing tab to pull down the list, where you can select Set Auto-Connect Printer.
Step 4
Tick the name of the printer you would like to set as auto-connect printer, and then click Apply.
After successful setting, you will see the printer marked as Auto-Connect Printer. You can execute your printing tasks automatically.
Step 5
If it cannot print, please log into the management page of the Archer C7 and click USB Settings. And then click Print Server to make sure the Pinter Server Status is Online.

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