Getting a complete step to connect your USB printer to your Fritzbox is very easy. In this article, you will learn the best guide on how to do it with less hassle and direct instructions.
The router has a simple user interface to manage port forwarding, with numerous services such as HTTP for a web server pre-defined. It does consist of choices to define customized ports and you can select a protocol between TCP, UDP, ESP, and GRE which must permit the majority of VPNs to go through successfully.
Setting up a printer
- To configure the USB printer connected to the FRITZBox as a network printer if you
- want to use the printer with any computer regardless of the operating system and without any additional software.
- want to use the printer with smartphones, tablets, and other network devices.
- Additional functions offered by multifunction devices such as scanning or faxing are not available when the printer used as a network printer. You cannot call up the ink level indicator.
The printer must be able to process data in RAW format (unidirectional RAW over TCP). Printers that require encapsulated or bidirectional data transmission (for example some GDI or LIDIL printers) cannot be used as network printers.
Using a printer via USB remote
- Configure the USB printer for use with the USB remote connection software if
- your printer is a multifunction device (also called all-in-one devices or multifunction printers) and you also want to use the device for scanning and faxing.
- you want to use the ink level indicator and other convenience functions offered by the printer.
- the printer can only be controlled bidirectionally or using encapsulated data (this is the case with some GDI and LIDIL printers, for example).
- The FRITZBox USB remote connection software is available for computers with the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10 / 8 / 7.
One function that is missing, even in the advanced alternatives, is the capability to turn off NAT completely and use the router in a routed IP mode where lots of computers on the network can have outside-facing genuine IP addresses (USB Printer). AVM picked their consumers’ behalf that the threats of this, without any firewall software allowed, were too high to provide the alternative, something that might put off more sophisticated users.
Remote access is offered to the router by means of HTTPS. It can also update a dynamic DNS service if you have a vibrant IP address so that if your router reconnects, it will automatically upgrade DNS with your present IP address enabling you to access it while away from home (Fritzbox). For the sophisticated user, the router provides a big variety of details on the DSL user interface including mistakes, signal attenuation, and other statistics together with a graph of the real frequency spectrum of the gadget, revealing which BINs are being used by DMT and a comprehensive signal to noise ratio chart.
A new firmware was offered (39.04.47) whilst the router was under review and the upgrade process was really easy. The firmware upgrade page of the router consists of a link to the AVM web site with the current variation of the firmware for this model quickly available for download without any searching to verify it was the correct firmware for the proper device.
In this mode, port 1 of the switch is transformed to a WAN port and the ADSL port is handicapped. The DHCP server by default reserves the series of 192.168.178.2 – 192.168.178.19 inclusive for use as fixed IP addresses, and will not serve these by via DHCP. This is very beneficial if you want to mix both DHCP and statically assigned gadgets within your network.
The router will constantly be accessible on this IP address, and if you manually configure your local computer to an IP within the exact same subnet- 169.254.1.2 for example, with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. You can then access the router via the web interface and reconfigure it back to a usable address.
One other feature offered under the ‘Account Info’ area of the ‘Internet’ settings is traffic shaping (allowed by default). Although the only choices are to turn it on and off, it ought to help enhance voice quality, when allowed, of VoIP when other traffic is likewise utilizing the Web connection. The 7140 will provide VoIP traffic a greater concern when sending out information over other traffic such as HTTP or FTP on the router.
If traffic shaping is not employed and both downloads and complete speed uploads are occurring at the same time, it is typical for download speeds to be limited to the speed of the upload connection. An e-mail alert can be allowed by means of the ‘Push Service’ option which will send an e-mail either daily, weekly or month-to-month with connection and use information, and a ‘Night Service’ adds options to disable the cordless network in the evening in between particular times to assist keep your network secure, and likewise conserve power at night.
(Click image for complete resolution) All in all, 7140 is a function filled router with many sophisticated functions that are not seen elsewhere. The inclusion of a PBX and an ATA enables you to get VoIP working quickly and neatly without needing to count on a separate headset connected to your computer, and the USB port permits make this a powerful file serving or printer sharing device appropriate for the home or small company.
The lack of routed IP support is a pity and the manual might be improved in a couple of locations but is usually well composed and easy to understand. Please click on an image to see it in full resolution. David Cameron & John Hunt25/02/2008.
You can access it by means of http://fritz.box/ official site (if you are using the router as your DNS server) or http://192.168.178.1 presuming you have not changed its IP address. By default, no password is required to access the web user interface, although one can be set up under the menu through ‘Settings’ and after that ‘System’.
The user interface is very user friendly and the menu left wing (revealed below) on the introduction page offers an indicator of a few of the functions readily available through the router. For technical users, it may be helpful before going much further to switch on the ‘professional’ functions of the device, to get access to advanced alternatives.
Ticking package and clicking ‘Use’ will enable these additional options online user interface. One of the more fascinating features of the router is a USB 1.1 port for a printer, hub or mass storage device. We checked with an old 128MB USB memory stick and used the interface to see the USB devices.
Transferring a 50MB file onto the drive took 2 mins 25 secs to copy, however on the other hand copying the very same file to the USB stick through a port on the PC took 1 min 10 secs. Regardless of the absence of speed, if you wish to share files from the memory stay with networked computers in the office or home, it might be a beneficial method to do this.
It is worth keeping in mind that if you have a faster USB2.0 memory stick and port on your computer system, the difference might be even higher. Furthermore, you can set password security and/or gain access to rights including read-only and read-write consents for any mass storage devices connected. Another usage for the USB port is for downloading settings to the FRITZ! WLAN USB stick cordless network card utilizing their Stick & Browse function.