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I attached a printer to a Router usb port and configured the router as samba server. When tried to see the printer from Ubuntu PC I couldn't see the printer. I made several test changing workgroup, host name, IP address, ...,

On the router, the printer is configured as:

  • server name: Sitecom
  • workgroup: home
  • administrator: admin
  • password: xxx

Using Ubuntu system adminstration - printer - I think I should configure a network printer, using Windows samba option. Browse command never find the printer, neither using the server's IP-address nor the /workgroup/server name.

I tried also by CUPS. Logging to localhost:631 I tried to configure the printer, but didn't work. The odd thing is that the command "find printer" doesn't find enything. From the other two windows PC the printer is ok.

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