Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 805379
Feature request: support ReadySHARE USB Printer Feature on Netgear WNDR4500 and WNDR3800 home wireless routers
Last modified: 2013-08-01 08:44:09 EDT
Description of problem:
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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Steps to Reproduce:
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.
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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