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Setup two Printers with Buffalo Branded DD-WRT on Buffalo N600

The custom version of DD-WRT offered by Buffalo makes it easy to setup one printer with your router, however it becomes much harder when you go to add a second one. All the guides currently online (with the exception of this one) fail to cover how to do it. First off, you must make sure in your router control panel that you have “USB Printer Support” is turned on (located under Services > USB). Next you will need to connect your two printers through a USB hub to the router. Finally you will need to navigate to Administration > Commands and type the command `p910nd -f /dev/lp1 1 -t 5` and then choose “Save Startup”. You can then reboot the router and should have the ability to access both of your printers if you follow the instructions¬†located here.

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The reason for this is that by default when you enable USB Printer Support, it only runs the command for the first printer (you can see this if you run the ps¬†command on the router and will see something like “{p910nd} p9100d -f /dev/lp0 0 -t 5” as one of the running services. For more information about p910nd you can find it here.

Posted By Robert

2 Responses to “Setup two Printers with Buffalo Branded DD-WRT on Buffalo N600”

  1. JO says:

    Hi,
    I have tried several times to setup another printer on my DDWRT hub without success. I have a HP Photosmart setup on the hub via Ethernet and that works perfectly. I have tried setting up the other printer a HP Laserjet 1018 via USB and I cannot get it to work. When I send something to print it says that is is spooling and then flags an error and sets it status to error. I have disconnected the Ethernet printer and just left the USB to see if that works alone but no it didnt.
    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. Robert says:

    Hm, JO have you been able to get it working when only the HP Laserjet is connected? Also are you able to see that two devices are connected when you go to USB devices on the router? I don’t have my router handy at the moment to check anything else for you however I can take a look next time I am around it if needed.

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