Matheus Bratfisch Cogito ergo sum

Printer connected to Raspberry PI accessable from network.

Hey guys,

For a long time my father has beem complaining that using the printer wasn’t practical enough, so to solve this I decided to add a Raspberry pi Zero W connected to my printer (HP Deskjet F2050) and share the printer using CUPS.

Initially you need to connect to your RPi and install CUPS.

sudo apt-get install cups

If you want to have a webinterface to configure it from your local network, update /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

sudo vim /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

Find the line:

Listen localhost:631

And update it to:

# Listen localhost:631
Port 631

You will have multiple <Location, if you want to be able to access only from your computer, add Allow from YOUR_IP for every section. Example:

<Location />
  Order allow,deny
  Allow from

(If you want from any, use Allow from all)

Add your user (in my case PI) to lpadmin group.

sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin pi

Access your Raspberry Pi ip on your browser on port 631 (https://RPI_IP:631/).

Go to Administration - Add printer Menu. You should see your local printer there, select it and follow the wizard to setup it.

If you’re using HP printer and can’t find yours, try:

sudo apt-get install hplip

And reboot.

Let me know if you have any problems.

See you, Matheus