tohris wrote:I'm not asking from apple airprint nor google cloud print, only be able to attach my own wifi multi-functional printer to synology's print capability using only my home network instead of directly plugging it through a usb port, thus losing direct network functionality! Cups can do that, so why is it blocked through DSM's interface?
Well, let me guess - because this is a side feature to provide a "free" networked printserver for printers that do not
have a LAN interface? What sense does it make to hop through a NAS to direct your printing to your already network-enabled printer? What is the benefit in that?
the benefits are :
- one could send some already stored document to the printer from DSM's own interface, even remotely
- make use of an Electronic Document Management software and print some docs from there
- an occasionnal user could still use the networked printer directly without having to create an account on the NAS...
- your Wifi enabled printer(s) can be placed anywhere in your house/office instead of having to stay just 2-3m far from the NAS, because it's bound to a usb port, it's weird!
that's not impossible or complicated, it's just not doable through DSM, but CUPS fully supports this!