Connecting a USB printer through the Linksys USB Control Center software (Windows)

The instructions below will guide you on how to download and connect your USB printer to your network using a Windows® computer through the Linksys USB Control Center software.
The Linksys USB Control Center software is available to any Linksys Smart WiFi router with a USB port.

Before connecting the USB printer, make sure that your computer’s Operating System is compatible with the Linksys USB Control Center. Refer to the list below:
Windows OS
Linksys USB Control Center
Version 2.1.0
Version 2.2.0
Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista® SP1
Windows XP SP3
You can also connect a USB printer through the Linksys USB Control Center software on a Mac® computer
1. Access your Linksys cloud account.
2. Click the Network Map or Device List.
3. On the upper right side, click the Add a device button.
4. Under the Select the type of device to add to your network page, click USB Printer.
5. Connect your printer to the USB port of your router.
6. Under the For Windows PC category, click the Click here link to download the free Linksys USB Control Center software.
7. Save the file into your computer then locate and extract  the downloaded Linksys USB Control Center installer.
8. Once the extraction completes, select the folder with the correct version for your Windows operating system.
9. Double-click the Cosetup file to start the installation.
10. Click Run.
11. Click the Next > button.
Make sure that you temporarily disable any firewall or security software that may prevent the installation from running.
12. Click Start.
13. Click the Install button then wait for the software to start the installation.
14. When a prompt appears, click Yes to proceed.
You will be receiving a notification message that the Linksys USB Control Center software is being installed on your computer, wait for it to finish.
15. When the Control Center software has been installed window appears, click Finish.
If you left the Restart your computer now checkbox checked, your computer will restart.

Once the computer has finished restarting, open the Linksys USB Control Center software to install the printer so that it can communicate with your router and other devices in your network. Your printer has a default name assigned to it by the manufacturer. However, if you've renamed the printer to something like "Kitchen Printer", that name will appear instead.

If your printer name does not appear in the list of available printers when you try to print, you may need to install the printer driver (software) on your computer first and then add the printer again via the USB Control Center.

Find out more:

How to connect wireless devices to your network using the Linksys cloud account


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