Qnap’a USB Printer Nasıl Eklenir

How to set up a network printer via QNAP NAS?

A printer server for your home or office network can be used to share one or more USB printers with multiple computers. Instead of connecting each printer to an individual computer, you can simply connect up to 3 USB printers to the USB ports of a QNAP Turbo NAS, allowing every computer on your network to send print jobs quickly to these network printers, thus saves time and money.

The printer server feature on QNAP NAS offers enhanced capabilities such as Internet Printing Protocol (IPP), zero-configuration setup via Bonjour, and Samba printing protocol for home and office environment. You can also check and manage the status of printer queue via the web-based interface. Additional security option is also offered for printing access control based on IP addresses and domain names.

QNAP NAS supports printer sharing on Windows, Mac, and Linux OS. To set up a network printer via QNAP NAS, follow the steps below.

Connect a USB printer

Connect a USB printer to a USB port of the Turbo NAS. The connected printer will be listed in”External Device”>”USB Printer”of the web administration of the NAS.

Print queue management

The printer server of QNAP NAS supports printer job management. You can pause, resume, or delete jobs which are being printed or in queue. You can also delete the job record after the job has completed.


  • The print queue will be cleared after the NAS is restarted.
  • The file name display on the printer job table is only available for printer jobs sent via IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) connection.

| For Windows 7 | For Mac OS 10.6 | For Linux |

For Windows 7

    1. Go to “Devices and Printers”. 

    1. Click “Add a printer”.

    1. In the Add printer wizard, click”Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer”.

    1. While Windows is searching for available network printers, click”The printer that I want isn’t listed”

    1. Click”Select a shared printer by name”, and then enter the address of the network printer. The address is in the following format –http://NAS_IP:631/printers/ServernamePR, where the NAS_IP can also be a domain name address if you want to print remotely. For example,

    1. The wizard will prompt you for the correct printer driver. You may also download the latest printer driver from the manufacturer’s website if it is not built-into Windows operating system.

    1. After the correct printer driver is installed, the wizard shows the address and driver of the new network printer.

    1. You may also set the network printer as the default printer or print a test page. Click”Finish”to exit the wizard.

  1. The new network printer is now available for printing.

For Mac OS 10.6

    1. First make sure that”Bonjour printer support”is enabled in the NAS web administration. You may change the Service Name to better represent the printer. 

    1. On your Mac, go to”System Preferences”, and then click”Print & Fax”. 

    1. In the Print & Fax window, click the + to add a new printer.

    1. The USB network printer will be listed via Bonjour. Select the default printer driver or you may download and install the latest one from your printer maker’s website. Click”Add”to add this printer.

    1. Additional options may be available for your printer. Click”Continue”.

  1. The new network printer is now available for printing. 

For Linux (Ubuntu 10.10)

    1. Click the”System”tab, choose”Administration”, and then click the”Printing”option. 

    1. Click”Add”to add a new printer. 

    1. Click”Network Printer”, and then select”Internet Printing Protocol (ipp)”. The NAS IP address is already present in the”Host”field. We just need to enter the printer name after the”/printers/”in”Queue”. 

    1. Before you continue, you may test the connectivity by clicking”Verify”. 

    1. The operating system starts to search for the possible driver list. 

    1. Now you may select the printer driver from the built-in database, or search online. 

    1. Choose the correct printer model and driver. Depending on the printer, some additional printer options may be available in the next step. 
    1. You can rename this printer or enter additional information. Click “Apply”to exit and finish. 

  1. The new network printer is now available for printing. 

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4 Responses to Qnap’a USB Printer Nasıl Eklenir

  1. Hello,
    I have installed, everything worked fine, at the end it showed that i successfully installed the printer, however test page does not work and no other print.
    Please sugest

  2. Troy says:

    How do I get Google cloud print working with my NAS connected printers?

  3. Lorenz says:

    That’s what I’ve been waiting for, too.
    I really like the network printing support of my QNAP NAS, however, Google Could Print support would be so useful to print from any device and anywhere! I use my NAS as a webserver – so it is always on anyways.
    I wonder if this feature will be implemented anytime soon, as Synology NAS do already support this.

  4. Hello2 says:

    Qnap says “login fail (SAMBA)” or “my ip-address is banned for 5 minutes”. Thanks for your answer.

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