Set up Asus router network printing on Ubuntu

Certain routers like the Asus RT-N66U have built-in network print server capability, which is an under-appreciated feature IMHO. But the settings > add printer dialog in Ubuntu 14.04 left much to be desired when it could not add the printer running behind the Asus router.

As a workaround, run the following command to get a better add-printer facility:


Select Add.

Select Network Printer.

Select LPD/LPR Host or Printer.

Enter router IP (commonly in “Host”, and LPRServer in “Queue”, and select Forward.

Choose the driver that matches the printer to add it to the system. You can now print from other applications.


ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- How to setup network printer in Ubuntu 12.04



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