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Windows 7: Trying to Network a Printer on a D-Link DIR-625 A1

21 Mar 2010   #1

Win 7 x64
Trying to Network a Printer on a D-Link DIR-625 A1

Hello all,

I have D-Link DIR-625 which claims to have the ability to share USB devices accross a network. I have spent countless hours when I first bought the router 2 years ago and over the last few days trying to enable this feature. I'm really tired of leaving a computer on all the time w/ the printer connected to it so everyone in the family can print.

I don't think this should be be hard to do running Windows 7 x64 on all the PC's and Laptops. I just don't have the knowledge. I'm not a complete newb though. I understand most things needed to get a network up and going w/ passwords, encryption, mac address's, and port forwarding.

I have this router configured properly w/ Upnp enabled, QoS, and the latest firmware. Here is an emulator. The home networking software that came w/ the router is Network Magic by Cisco but it is only a 30day trial and fails to log onto the router. What a rip off.

*Update* I was able to get Network Magic to log onto the router; however, it still cannot find the printer or ExHDD. I also noticed once I rebooted after I installing Shareport that a new device is found; but, is an "Unknown Device". I tried installing print drivers to it but alas it doesn't work. I can't help but wonder if this is some kind of network protocol for the USB port.

Any help would be much appreciated.

According to the support pages at D-Link, I am supposed to download their proprietary "Shareport" software. But, that is not an option for DIR-625 rev A1. It is an option for rev C and above.

Thanks in advance for any help here.

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28 Dec 2010   #2

win 7 ultimate

Same problem here, did you ever solve it? Do I just need to get a new router and be done with it?
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03 Jan 2011   #3

Win 7 x64

If you have the DIR-625 Rev_C, you can download software from Dlink. If you have the Rev. A/B like myself, the router came w/ some software from Cisco, I believe, which I never could get to work in Win 7.

I guess i'm a cheap bxxxard, LOL, I'm still using my DIR-625. I'ts a GREAT wireless router. I can connect to the wireless from 25 yards in front of my house. I even had a neighbor if my wireless network was designed by NASA.

From their website:

This product is End of Life as of September 01, 2010 in the US. It may be available in other countries. We recommend that you check your local D-Link website.
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03 Jan 2011   #4
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1

Are you trying to establish a wired or wireless network connection? I am running a DIR-625 Rev C with the latest firmware. I have a wired connection from my router to my printer and have 2 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit machines able to print to it without issues. Let me know what connection type you are trying to achieve?
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