How to set up a printer (Windows)


This article provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up a printer connected to the USB port of a RUT955 router.


What you need:

  • A RUT955 router running FW version RUT9XX_R_00.04.77 or newer (FW downloads)
  • A PC running Windows 10 OS
  • A USB A to B printer cable


  1. Connect the printer to your RUT955 router's USB port. Connect your PC to the router via Ethernet cable or wirelessly.

  2. Login to the router's WebUI and go the Services → USB Tools → Printer Server page. Click the Edit button and configure the printer settings:
    Printer server setup figure 0 v3.png
    Most importantly - Enable the printer. The Device field should display the path to the printer's device file - select it. If it says "N/A", try reconnecting the printer.

  3. Open the Printers & scanners page on your PC. Click the Add a printer or scanner button and wait until the note "The printer that I want isn't listed" appears; click it:
    Printer server setup figure 1 v2.png
  4. In the following window choose TCP/IP address option and click Next.

  5. Select Device type: TCP/IP Device, enter the router's LAN IP address and port name. For example:
    Printer server setup figure 2 v2.png
  6. In the next window, select Device Type: Standard, find and select your printer's manufacturer from the dropdown:
    Printer server setup figure 3 v2.png
  7. Select your printer from the list:
    Printer server setup figure 4 v2.png
  8. Next, the PC will look printer drivers. If the drivers for your printer have been installed prior, you can choose the option to replace them or use the currently installed drivers.

  9. In the next two windows you will be asked you to enter a custom name for the printer and set up sharing rights. The very last window will provide the option to print a test page in order to find out if the printer was set up successfully. If you choose it and see a test page coming out of your printer - congratulations, you have just successfully set up your printer!