Lost printer server after Firmware update on Archer A7

Lost printer server after Firmware update on Archer A7
Lost printer server after Firmware update on Archer A7
2019-10-01 14:00:29 - last edited 2019-10-01 14:04:00
Model: Archer A7
Hardware Version: V5
Firmware Version: 1.0.11 Build 20190810 rel.50990(5553)

I recently upgraded my firmware on my Archer A7 v5.0  to 1.0.11 Build 20190810 rel.50990(5553) and I seem to have lost my print server settings. All I see under USB devices is the file share settings. What happened to the printer control? Now my wireless usb printer will not print and will not show in the desktop print controller utility anymore.

 

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Re:Lost printer server after Firmware update on Archer A7
2019-10-01 17:24:29

@Patrick0789 

 

Hi Patrick,

 

This is actually not a bug but by design.  TP-Link is acutally removing the Print Server feature from our product lines.  Its only true purpose was for printers without network connectivity.  If your printer has Etherent or wireless functionality then just connect it to your router via one of those methods and then search for a network printer to find and use the printer.  If your printer is older and only connects via USB then you would need to downgrade the software to the previous version to regain this funictionality.  

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Re:Lost printer server after Firmware update on Archer A7
2019-10-01 18:22:26

@Carl Well that's unfortunate. I bought this device because of this capability. I use a label printer which does not offer networked printing and want to keep it centalized in my home. If TP-Link is no longer going to be supporting this type of feature then I'll unfortunately probably change to a different manufacturer that does. Thanks anyways. This router was a waste of money apparently. sad

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Re:Lost printer server after Firmware update on Archer A7
2 weeks ago

Please bring this back, this is why i bought this router

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