Turn your router into a Printing Workhorse with Netgear ReadySHARE. Yes, you heard it right. Available with most of the NETGEAR routers,
ReadySHARE USB offers options to use various plug-in capabilities and convenient features through the USB port of your router device.
Various features ranging from USB storage which allows wireless access at home, free software which easily backup your PC or Mac, wireless printing from any PC or Mac and the striking feature to play, view, listen, share the videos, photos, and music over connected TVs, media players or game consoles.
With the help of ReadySHARE Printer utility, you can easily share a USB printer that is connected through a USB port on your router. This USB printer is usable with the Windows and Mac computers on your network. Remember that the ReadySHARE Printer utility does not support compatibility with MAC OS X El Capitan version 10.11 or later.
ReadySHARE USB Printer offers an easy, quick way to print wirelessly from your Home PC or system. You just need to download its installer on your system or PC based upon its OS requirements. This post guides you on how you can print wirelessly from many devices on a network. So that you can effortlessly and comfortably print from your Home Network. Let us get started.
Readyshare printer utility is installed on each of the computers that will share the printer. Once the utility driver is installed, the utility displays as NETGEAR USB Control Center on your computer screen. So below given are the quick instructions to install the Readyshare printer utility on your computer.
Download ReadySHARE Printer Utility (NETGEAR USB Control Center) from the NETGEAR Download Center at https://www.netgear.com/support/download/. Simply type ReadySHARE in the product search field based on your OS requirement. You will get a user manual along with the download. Here you have three options to choose from:
After completing the download, you will get a ReadySHARE Printer utility setup file.
Firstly you may need to unzip the ReadySHARE Printer utility setup file. Further, proceed with the below steps:
Step 1 : Double-click on the downloaded installation file for ReadySHARE Printer Utility.
Step 2 : Follow and complete the instructions in the NETGEAR USB Control Center InstallShield Wizard by clicking the Next button, followed by the Finish button at the end. After the completion of ReadySHARE Printer Utility installation, the NETGEAR USB Control Center is displayed on the screen which prompts you to select a language.
Step 3 : Select desired language from the drop-down menu and click the OK button.
Step 4 : Now, you can Select the printer from the list and click Connect.
Note: Some installed firewall software like Comodo blocks the NETGEAR USB Control Center from accessing the USB printer services. So if you do not see any printer options on your screen, disable the firewall temporarily to allow the ReadySHARE Printer Utility to function properly.
Once the printer is connected, the printer status is changed to Manually connected by MyComputer which means that only your computer can use the printer.
If you Click Disconnect, the status changes to Available which means that all other computers on the network can use the READYSHARE printer.
Step 5 : Click System > Exit, to exit the utility window.
You can also install the readyshare printer using commands from the command line or from PowerShell: Run the following command to install:
To install the upgraded version of NETGEAR ReadySHARE Printer Utility run the following command from the command line interface.
Have you ever heard iPad and iPhone printing to any printer? Well, you can print concert tickets or a retailer’s discount coupon from an iPhone or iPad through the NETGEAR Windows or Mac genie app which converts the Readyshare USB printer into an AirPrint compatible printer. So, quickly download and install the Readyshare printer with the help of this small guide.
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