Bug 805379 - Feature request: support ReadySHARE USB Printer Feature on Netgear WNDR4500 and WNDR3800 home wireless routers
Feature request: support ReadySHARE USB Printer Feature on Netgear WNDR4500 a...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-21 00:36 EDT by William M. Quarles
Modified: 2013-08-01 08:44 EDT (History)
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Description William M. Quarles 2012-03-21 00:36:59 EDT
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As far as I can find, Netgear does not have a utility or a driver that can "attach" a USB Printer via their ReadySHARE Printer feature of the WNDR4500 and WNDR3800 home wireless routers for GNNU/Linux, nor does anyone else. It would be really cool if there was support for it.

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In MS Windows, the ReadySHARE Printer utility somehow fools the Windows machine into thinking that the USB printer and/or scanner are/is attached via USB, when it is actually attached to the router directly via USB 2.0.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2012-03-21 05:19:23 EDT
Printer class over USB over network seems pretty niche.  Does this router not support something standard like IPP or LPD, with SNMP or mDNS for advertising the printer on the network?

There is no benefit to having to run software on the client machine to pretend that a network printer is actually a local USB printer.  If it can be made to just work by finding the network printer share automatically, that's the much better goal.
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