What is a Readyshare printer?

What is a Readyshare printer?

The ReadySHARE Printer utility lets you share a USB printer that is connected to a USB port on your router. You can share this USB printer among the Windows and Mac computers on your network.

How do I connect to Readyshare?

Enter smb://readyshare as the Server Address. Click Connect….On Windows systems, use any of these methods:

  1. Select Start > Run and enter \\readyshare in the dialog box. Click OK.
  2. Open Explorer or Safari and enter \\readyshare in the address bar.
  3. Open My Network Places and enter \\readyshare in the address bar.

Can I connect my wireless printer to my router?

Go to your router, find the WPS button, and press it to start that process. Back on the printer’s LCD screen, select OK or Next to have your printer look for the router’s WPS signal. If the printer can detect the WPS signal broadcast from your router, it connects to the Wi-Fi network.

How do I access my USB on my NETGEAR router?

How can I securely access a USB hard drive connected to a NETGEAR router remotely?

  1. Log in to your router.
  2. Go to the Advanced tab > USB Functions > ReadySHARE Storage.
  3. Under Available Network Folders, select the USB storage share name (i.e. \readyshareUSB_storage), and then click the Edit button.

How do I print with ReadySHARE printer?

Quick Start Instructions

  1. Connect USB printer to the router.
  2. Install USB printer driver software on each computer that will share the printer.
  3. Download and install the NETGEAR USB control center utility Click here.
  4. For more detailed installation instructions see the User Manual.

How do I access my ReadySHARE remotely?

Register your router:

  1. From the router BASIC Home screen, select ReadySHARE. The USB Storage (Basic Settings) screen displays.
  2. Select the ReadyCLOUD (Allows you to access your ReadySHARE storage device from anywhere) radio button.
  3. Enter your ReadyCLOUD user name and password and click the Register button.

What is the IP address for NETGEAR router?
The default gateway IP for your router is

How do I access my USB drive connected to my router?

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run.
  2. Type \\ IP address of the router (default is
  3. Example- \\
  4. Click OK.
  5. If you are prompted to enter a Username and Password, enter the credentials that you use to log in to the router’s web-based configuration utility.

Will my USB drive work with ReadySHARE?

The ReadySHARE USB feature on your NETGEAR device works with most plug-and-play USB-compliant external flash and hard drives. However, some USB drives might not work correctly. If your USB drive requires special software or is password protected or encrypted, it will not work with your NETGEAR device.

How do I setup a NETGEAR print server?

Insert the Netgear USB Wireless Print Server installation disc into the optical drive of the computer to which you connected to the printer. Wait a few seconds for the Netgear SmartWizard to appear on the screen, then click “Set up a printer.” Click the “Next” button in the Get Ready window.

Is ReadySHARE safe?

NETGEAR is aware of a security vulnerability in the implementation of the ReadySHARE Print function. An attacker who is physically or wirelessly connected to your router’s local area network (LAN) can exploit this vulnerability to cause memory overflow on the router, which leads to the router crashing.

How do I access the drive connected to my router?

Access the USB Device Remotely

  1. Log in to the web-based interface of the router.
  2. Go to Advanced > USB Settings > Sharing Access page.
  3. Tick the FTP(via Internet) checkbox, and then click Save.
  4. Refer to the following table to access your USB disk remotely.

How do I access my NETGEAR ReadySHARE USB storage?

On Windows, select Start > Run and enter \\readyshare in the dialog box. Click OK. Open Explorer or Safari and enter \\readyshare in the Address Bar. If you have HTTP access enable (disabled by default), you can access the shares using the LAN and/or WAN IP address of the DGND3700.

  • August 2, 2022