Double sided printing not working in Windows w/ Laserjet 1018 on OpenWrt (p910d print server)

Great wiki! Followed it to the letter and got my Laserjet 1018 to print successfully from my Asus router w/ OpenWRT. (and the scripty goodness ensures the printer works as soon as it turns on. A master stroke!)

One thing that I haven't been able to get to work (and it's on the Windows side of things) is the manual double-sided printing.

There is an "aid" in the LJ1018 print driver:


When you select Print on Both Sides (Manually) then send a document, the odd pages are printed in descending order, then a popup appears on the Windows machine telling you to reload the pages. After you confirm, the even pages are printed in ascending order. This option works fine on my old (no longer working) TP-Link print server and of course when the printer is directly hooked up to the Windows machine.

While I could do this in my head whenever I print, I tend to get my brain in a pretzel and I prefer the print driver aid. For some reason, it won't work.

I'm hoping someone (possibly the author of the wiki, @systemcrash, since said author uses a LJ1018 too) can help. Thanks in advance!

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Never needed to, so never tried. Let me know if you figure it out :slight_smile:

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i think you need budirectional port capability and a smarter in the physical box (router) that has the USB port. i dont know of any capabiliyt for that in openwrt.

maybe as an alternative - you coul duse 'USB over IP' driver in the openwrt box and on your PC. that would effectvely create a (remote) USB connectin from your PC to the printer. then the printer could send your PC-based printer driver the signal to give you the pop-up message.

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