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FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable 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 correctly. Individual pages, graphics or images are printed incorrectly, or they are incomplete.

1 Printer does not support the operating mode

A printer must be able to process data in RAW format (unidirectional RAW over TCP) in order to be used as a network printer via USB cable. Printers that require encapsulated or bidirectional data transfer cannot be used as network printers via USB cable. This applies to some GDI printers ("Windows printers"), LIDIL printers ("Lightweight Imaging Device Interface Language"), and DOT4 printers (IEEE 1284 standard), for example.

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