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FRITZ!Box 7360 – Service

A USB printer does not print properly or print jobs are incomplete when used as a network printer

A USB printer connected to the FRITZ!Box does not execute print jobs properly. It prints individual pages, images or pictures incorrectly, or they are incomplete.

1 The USB printer is not supported by the FRITZ!Box

In order to use a printer connected to the FRITZ!Box as a network printer, it must be able to receive data in RAW format (unidirectional RAW over TCP). USB printers that require encapsulated or bidirectional data transmission cannot be used as network printers with the FRITZ!Box. This is the case with some GDI printers ("Windows printers"), LIDIL printers ("Lightweight Imaging Device Interface Language") as well as DOT4 printers (IEEE 1284 standard).

Workaround

The FRITZ!Box USB remote connection software enables you to use printers with the FRITZ!Box, even if they cannot be used as network printers with the FRITZ!Box: