Print sharing on a router

GPSJane

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Can one plug in any printer into routers with USB and expect it to be available and work correctly or does this require troubleshooting or specific models?
 

newby_investor

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Have you tried it and it's not working?

A lot of routers that I've seen advertise this functionality (Asus comes to mind). If I understand correctly they just expose the printer to the network, you still need the drivers on your computer.

I may be mistaken though. Haven't owned a printer in some years.
 

LPCPT

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Printer with wifi works easiest. Just the damn printer expose itself to everybody even outside the wifi
 

GPSJane

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Have you tried it and it's not working?

A lot of routers that I've seen advertise this functionality (Asus comes to mind). If I understand correctly they just expose the printer to the network, you still need the drivers on your computer.

I may be mistaken though. Haven't owned a printer in some years.
That’s fine. But even with the drivers installed on the computer, doesn’t mean the printer is accessible or just works.
 

GPSJane

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Printer with wifi works easiest. Just the damn printer expose itself to everybody even outside the wifi
Not buying a new printer thank you very much.

PS if the printer is connected to an existing network it should not expose itself like that
 

GPSJane

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Anyway this ended up getting answered in my other thread. Thanks
 
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