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problems connecting printer to printer server

I bought a new wireless router (D-Link DI-624S) which has 2 USB ports for storage and printers.

I tried connecting my printer (Canon Laser-Shot LBP-1120) through the routers USB print server but for some reason I am having problems.

I follow the exact D-Link instructions on how to install a printer through tcp/ip port and the printer does get installed and prints the test page.

I am able to print .txt files however when I try to print something else like a word file or a webpage it will not print at all and I would need to turn off/on the printer for it to even start printing .txt files again.

Someone advised me that I would need “generic canon drivers” which have no special features.

The printer does print when I directly connect to a computer through the computers USB port.

Any solution to this problem?
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Your printer is a host-based printer.  host-based printing technology which utilize the CPU power of PC host to process printing.  

This link from the router manufacturer will tell you that this Router does not support host-based printers.  Scroll all the way to the bottom.


Also if you decide to go out and buy another printer rather than another router, be wary of multifunction printers.  Multifunction printers don't really work with most print servers.  I believe Netgear struck some sort of deal with HP because they have a print server that does support multifunction printers but only certain HP multifunction printers.  
Just a shot in the dark but I had a very similar problem with a USR USB print server. The printer would print fine when plugged in to a computer but not when it was plugged in to a print server (your DI-624S). It turns out that the print server didn't put out as much voltage (or what ever) as the computer. I used a shorter, high grade usb cable and it is now working fine.
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