Printer Server function for Archer A7

Printer Server function for Archer A7
Printer Server function for Archer A7
2021-08-12 09:39:57 - last edited 2022-06-23 06:02:39
Model: Archer A7  
Hardware Version: V5
Firmware Version: 20190810 and later versions

This Article Applies to:

Archer A7_V5_20190810 and newer versions


Problem Description/Phenomenon: 

Archer A7_V5 and the newly developed and released Wi-Fi routers no longer support the Printer Server function. If anyone requires the Printer Server function, checking the open online User Manual or Specifications before buying.

 

For those who purchased the Archer A7_V5 already and the Printer Server feature was available with the older versions, we here provide a possible solution and a workaround if the latter doesn’t work.

 

Available Solutions:

If your printer supports a wired or wireless connection, we recommend connecting it to the router with an Ethernet cable or via Wi-Fi.

 

While if you still require to use the Printer Server function on the router, we will provide an older version for you to downgrade to, then you can use the Printer Server. Please be aware that the newer versions other than 190403 DON'T support the Printer Server any longer, so you need to keep with that if you need that feature.

 

Procedures to downgrade the firmware of Archer A7_V5:

1. Download and install the following firmware on the router first:

Archer A7_V5_210413 (for US & EU versions)

2. Then install and downgrade to the previous 190403:

Archer A7_V5_190413

Note:

1. Please check the device label to verify the and hardware version of your device first, the firmware we provide above is ONLY used for Archer A7_V5;

2. The firmware can be installed on both Archer A7(EN)_V5 and Archer A7(US)_V5.

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Re:[Solution] Printer Server function for Archer A7
2021-08-20 09:22:48

@Kevin_Z 

Current situation: So I have a Samsung CLX-3305FN (CLX-3300 Series) printer connected to USB Port of TL-WR842ND Router. I am able to print and scan succesfully with the USB Printer Controller Utility running in the background.

Question: So, my question would be, how can I use my printer without the utility running in background?

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Re:[Solution] Printer Server function for Archer A7
2021-08-23 09:37:52

@Kevin_Z  The entire Archer A7 lineup is somehow incomprehensible. There is no support for modems, no print server, no MESH in the same AX50, no WDS, there is nothing.

 

https://dissertationwritingservice.vip/

 

 
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Re:[Solution] Printer Server function for Archer A7
2021-08-23 10:53:51

@Nicoletted 

 

If you want to use the printer server function on the WR842ND, you need to run the USB Printer Controller Utility every time you want to print with the printer connected to it.

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Re:[Solution] Printer Server function for Archer A7
2021-09-21 08:53:39

@Kevin_Z  This is such an extraordinary resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. . I love seeing your amazing post always. Its opportunity is so fantastic and working style so speedy.

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Re:[Solution] Printer Server function for Archer A7
2021-10-16 20:27:10
That SUCKS! I tried the USB Printer Controller Utility and that doesn't work either! So I have to downgrade my router to make it work!! Very sad!!
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Re:[Solution] Printer Server function for Archer A7
2021-11-10 06:41:45 - last edited 2021-11-10 06:42:34

 This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. 

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Re:Printer Server function for Archer A7
2022-05-30 10:31:21

  @Kevin_Z 

Please suggest, if we can use this firmware with Archer A7 V5 EU version router.

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Re:Printer Server function for Archer A7
2022-05-30 13:35:25

  @Techie123 Don't know if it is the same as the US version, maybe TP-link has a EU site? I didn't want to downgrade my firmware so I ended up using the Ethernet  port on my printer. Luckally mine had one. I will be buying a new router soon and it won't be TP-Link and WILL have USB server function!!

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Re:Printer Server function for Archer A7
2022-06-02 07:37:03

 

Techie123 wrote

  @Kevin_Z 

Please suggest, if we can use this firmware with Archer A7 V5 EU version router.

 

@Techie123  Yes. You can install the firmware on the Archer A7 EU hardware. I will update this information in my original post.

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