Sharing USB Printer

Project goal:

To share my USB printer, which is connected to my desktop, to other computers in my home network.

Problems:

Sharing the printer with Windows traditional network sharing is not ideal. Printer status information, such as ink level, does not transmit well over traditional SMB printer sharing. A remote USB solution, on the other hand, makes the printer driver installed on my laptop behave as if the printer were directly attached.

Solution:

Googling for "remote usb software". One thing though: I would like the software to work as a service under Windows so that the printer sharing feature could be available to remote users even before a user logs on to the main computer. I haven't tested this yet, maybe this feature is already incorporated.

Sharing Printer

Clean, clear and beaufitul interface, very simple installation, 'just works'. My main computer runs Vista 64-bit and other remote USB drivers I tested were incompatible. This one seemed to work just fine.

Gustavo Saito

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