Connecting a printer in Direct mode

Let's consider an example of connecting a USB printer in Direct mode.

First, connect the printer according to the 'Connecting a Printer' instruction. By default, the printer is connected via CIFS protocol, but if it is not printing, change the connection type to 'Direct'.

1. On the 'Applications' page, you can manage the connected printers. Click on a printer.


In the 'Printer setup' window that appears, set the 'Connection type' field to 'Direct'. For this type of connection, the default port number is 9100. Without necessity, we do not recommend changing the default value of the port number.


NOTE: Important! Make sure that the firewall on your computer does not block the printer (port 9100 of the router is used by the spoolserv.exe process). You can find out more about this by contacting the manufacturer of the firewall used on your computer.

Port 9100 is the default port used by the RAW protocol and can be changed. You can check the port used by your printer in the printer properties in your operating system.

2. Install the printer in the Windows operating system.
In our example, install the Brother DCP-7057 in Windows.

2.1 Start 'Settings', go to 'Printers and Scanners' in the 'Devices' menu. Click 'Add Printer or Scanner' to launch the wizard to help you install the printer.


A printer setup wizard window will appear. Specify 'Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings'.


2.2 Select 'Create a new port' and set the 'Standard TCP/IP Port' in the 'Type of port' field.


2.3 In the next window, enter the local IP address of your Keenetic in the 'Hostname or IP address' field (by default



2.4 In the next window, in the 'Device Type' section, in the 'Standard' field you should specify the value 'Hewlett Packard Jet Direct'.
Do not worry about the name of this type of device, this parameter defines only the connection type: 'Direct' and can be selected when installing printers from different manufacturers (Epson, Brother, Xerox...), not only Hewlett Packard printers.



2.5 The printer driver Installation window will appear next. Select your printer manufacturer and model from the list below, and if you do not see the printer in the list, install the driver from the disc.


Normally, an installation CD is supplied with the printer. If you do not have the manufacturer's installation CD, you can download the printer driver from the Internet (for example, from the manufacturer's website). Download the driver, unpack it to a folder on your hard drive and then specify the path to the driver.

Click 'Finish' to complete the Printer setup wizard.


3. Make sure you have added a printer in the 'Printers and scanners' section.


Refer to the printer's properties. Click the 'Ports' tab. Click the 'Configure Port' button to view more options.



In Mac OS, you can install a network printer by following the instructions: 'Connecting a USB network printer in Mac OS'.

An instruction in pdf format, with an example of how to install the printer in Linux, can be found at the end of this article in attached files.



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