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How do I Install the ReadyShare Printer

Hello, Please help me in install the Readyshare printer. I have bought this printer but don't have knowledge about how to install the Readyshare printer.

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ReadyShare Printer helps to easily share a USB printer that is connected through a USB port on your router. However, it does not support compatibility with MAC OS X EI Caption version 10.11 or later. Though it offers a quick way to print wirelessly from your system or home PC.

You can easily install the ReadyShare Printer but first, you need to unzip the Ready Share Printer Utility setup file after this, you need to follow some steps like double-click on the downloaded installation file for the printer then complete wed instructions given in the Netgear USB Control Center InstallShield Wizard by clicking Next button. Now select the desired language from the drop-down menu and click the OK button.

Finally, select the printer from the list and click to connect. Now the ReadyShare Printer is installed and at the end click on system and exit the utility window.

Guide to Start with Readyshare Printer:

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.

How to Download the ReadySHARE Printer Utility?

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:

  • PC installer: You can use this utility for Windows-based computers.
  • Mac installer: You can use this utility for MAC computers.
  • Genie app: You can use this utility for smartphones and tablets.

After completing the download, you will get a ReadySHARE Printer utility setup file.

How to Install the Readyshare Printer?

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:
install readyshare-printer-utility

To install the upgraded version of NETGEAR ReadySHARE Printer Utility run the following command from the command line interface.
upgrade readyshare-printer-utility

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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