How to enable wireless printing in DLink 2750U in Windows 7 or 8
You might be wondering why there is such a post or even why would you need a wifi router to enable wireless printing when you have wireless printers all over the market. The reason why I made such a post is for those who use older but hardy laser or even deskjet printers and want the leisure of wireless printing.
Note: This will only enable you to print when you are connected to the wifi and not let you print from internet. For doing it from internet, you need a print server, which you can easily configure a Raspberry Pi to act as. I will share a different post for that.
Now coming to the main post.
I will be showing you a specific printer configuration. Details are as below:
Wifi Router: http://www.dlink.co.in/products/?pid=452
Router Firmware: 1.08
Operating System Used: Windows 7
Lots of prerequisites done, lets move on to the real work.
Turn on your printer and connect it to the USB port of your wifi router. Check if the usb symbol has lit up or not. If not do not follow the steps below and contact DLink Customer Support or approach DLink Service center as the wifi router is faulty.
Open 192.168.1.1 from your browser and log in to your router using your preset password or enter ‘password’ as password if you haven’t set any..
After you have logged in, switch to Advanced tab and the select :
Network Tools → Printer → Enable
You should be able see the details of your printer in the grid below of the page as it is shown in my case.
I have HP Deskjet 1050 print, scan & copy which does not from any angle support wifi router for printing. So this tutorial can help u make any USB printer wifi capable provided u have a DLink 2750U.
Click on Apply.
Copy the url from the page as shown above like http://192.168.1.1:631/printers/HP.
Here, …./’HP’ is the name of the printer which u can give any name u like.
Logout from the router after you have copied the link.
Open Device and Printers from Control Panel from your Win 7. Then click on Add Printer..
Select ‘Add a Network, Wireless & Bluetooth Printer’ option. Then click on ‘The printer wasn’t listed.’
Select ‘Select a shared printer by name’ option on the next page that appears after you click on the printer wasn’t listed. Paste the URL there that you copied from your router.
After your press next, a window will appear saying to select the make of your printer. Click on Have Disk option.
Select the path from where the printer disk or driver is available and then click on ok. It will automatically update.
After you click on yes, then a window will appear which says that you have successfully added your printer.
Voila u have made your very old boring printer a wifi enabled one. Now print a test page to check you no longer need to use cables to print.
Hope this helps you in the long run.