Setup a USB printer on the D-Link 2750u
When I recently replaced my computer in favor of a laptop, the challenge I had was how to print to my USB printer from anywhere on the network now that sharing via the desktop was no longer an option. Fortunately, the D-Link 2750u has a USB port that can be used for a USB printer or even additional storage.
Install the latest firmware
Log in the D-Link 2750u using default username (admin) and password (admin). Default IP: 10.0.0.2. Ensure that you have the latest firmware installed. You can check the D-Link FTP Site for the latest firmware available.
If there is an updated firmware version available, download it and install it by selecting Maintenance > Firmware Update
Enable the print server
Browse to Setup > Print Server and select the ‘Enable on-board print server’ checkbox. Enter a name under both ‘Printer name’ and ‘Make and model’ eg. HPLJ/HPLJ then click Save/Apply.
Connect to the printer from your computer
Now it is time to install the printer on your computer. Configure a shared printer and fill in http://[IP Address]/printers/[Printer name]. Ensure that you use the printer name you entered in the previous step.
Browse to the appropriate printer driver and then print a test page.
Although the solution above works, I found the setup above quite unreliable. I’ve often had to restart the printer and/or router for prints to go through successfully. If you want the ability to print over the network reliably, rather invest in a decent network capable printer.