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FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service

Printer does not print when used with the USB remote connection

A USB printer connected to the FRITZ!Box does not execute print jobs from a computer.

Requirements / Restrictions

1 Enabling the printer port in Windows 7

  1. In Windows, click "Start" and then "Devices and Printers".
  2. Right-click the printer connected with the FRITZ!Box and select "Properties" from the context menu.
  3. Click on the "Ports" tab.
  4. Enable the option "USB00[x] Virtual printer port for USB".

    Note:If no other USB printer was installed on the computer, the port is named "USB001 Virtual printer port for USB".
    The port "avm: FRITZ!Box USB printer port" does not apply when using the USB remote connection!

  5. Click "Apply" to save your settings.

2 Configuring the computer's firewall

A firewall on the computer with the FRITZ!Box USB remote connection can interfere with the communication between the software and the FRITZ!Box:

  • Configure an exception for the FRITZ!Box USB remote connection software in the firewall on the computer with this application,
    • or:
  • Configure the firewall so that it allows incoming and outgoing TCP and UDP connections from port 2066 on the FRITZ!Box to any destination ports on the computer.

    Note:Refer to the manufacturer of the firewall for information on how to set it up, for example consult the manual.