Windows’ built-in printer sharing wizard makes it simple to share a printer over any network, including a Netgear wireless network, so organizations can better use their hardware. After connect printer to netgear router, you can make it accessible to other computers on the same Netgear network by turning on printer sharing for the device.
Most modern printers can connect to a network via Ethernet cable or wirelessly. Once a printer has been set up on a home network, computers can send and receive print jobs without needing to be directly connected to the printer.
Any printer you want to add to your home network must have a Wi-Fi adapter or a wired network connection port. Click the appropriate link below to set up your printer on your local area network.
Join a wireless printer to your system
Follow these instructions to set up your wireless printer on your home network.
- There should be a small LCD screen on your printer that provides access to settings and other options relevant to the functions it performs. Locate the menu item to set up your network or Wi-Fi, and click it. Network Configuration, Wireless Network Configuration, or a similar label may appear.
- Within the network or Wi-Fi setup menu, connecting to a wireless router ought to be one of several alternatives that can be selected. A Wi-Fi setup wizard or a network setup wizard is typically available as an option. Additionally, WPS can be utilised to safely connect some printers to a wireless router.
- In the setup menu, choose the network connection you want to use and proceed as directed.
Use the network wizard or Wi-Fi to become connected.
- WPS is a great way to get connected.
- Join the network by means of a wireless connection or the wizard-driven process of configuring the system
- The LCD panel on the printer shows which wireless networks are nearby. To connect to your wifi router, you’ll need to enter its SSID (Wireless Network Name).
- The LCD screen should display a prompt asking you to provide your Wi-Fi network’s password. A password will need to be entered before clicking OK or Next.
- The printer will now establish a wireless connection. A message is usually presented to indicate the printer is directly connected to your network when connected.
Connect using WPS
- If you get two WPS options, like the photo above, try the Push Button Setup or similarly titled option.
- A message on most printers’ LCD screens instructs you to initiate WPS connectivity on your router. To get started, locate the WPS button on your router and hit it. Select OK or Next on the LCD screen of your printer to have it try to connect to the router via WPS.
- Connecting to a wireless network is as simple as having the printer pick up your router’s broadcasted WPS signal. A confirmation message will typically pop up when the printer is successfully linked to your network.
Using a wired connection, hook up a network-ready printer.
- First, make sure your printer is not active by switching its power source off.
- Find a wired network port on the back of the printer like the one shown in the image.
- Insert a Cat 5 network cable into the printer’s wired LAN connector.
- Use the router’s spare Ethernet port to plug the other end of the cable into.
- Turn on the printer and let it a few minutes to complete its startup routine and connect to the network.
- Inspect the printer’s LCD for an IP address to confirm network connectivity. It should also display network connectivity status, indicating it is connected.
My NETGEAR router has a USB port; can I use it to print?
Connect the printer to the Netgear router via a USB port using a USB cable. This feature is often available on more expensive routers.
My router has a USB port; can I use it to print?
This router’s USB connection is exclusively for use with USB storage devices such as external hard drives and flash drives. The DGND3700 router will not support any USB drives that necessitate additional software installation on the host computer. A USB modem, computer, printer, CD/DVD drive, and a computer should NOT be connected to the router’s USB port.
Can you tell me how to use the USB port on my NETGEAR router?
Where can I find the instructions for configuring my Nighthawk router’s USB settings?
- Get online using your networked PC or mobile device and a web browser.
- Enter either www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com/ into your web browser.
- The router’s login credentials must be entered.
- Choose EXTENDED x26gt; USB Features x26gt; ReadySHARE Space.
Is it possible to use a USB printer with a wireless router?
Connect the wireless printer to the Netgear router USB port using a USB cable. This feature is often available on more expensive routers.
Could I use a USB printer with my Ethernet router?
Assuming your router has one, you can connect your printer to it quickly and easily through the USB connection. Turn on the printer and give it a minute to warm up. Connect the printer to a wall outlet or power strip if you haven’t already. Wait 60 seconds after turning on the printer for the router to detect it.
A common question is whether or not a USB printer may be connected to a network.
Windows 10 allows a USB printer to be shared between a network’s PCs regardless of whether the printer supports wireless or wired networking. Windows 10’s print server functionality makes it easy to set up and share a USB printer on a local area network.