How to Connect a Common Printer in Network Using a Netgear Router

By Ryan Casima

Netgear is one of the leading manufacturers of wireless routers. Netgear routers have rapid connection rates, multiple channels and far-reaching signals. Connecting a printer to a Netgear router can be done by anyone who knows how to use a computer.

Things You'll Need

  • Printer

Step 1

Check your printer to make sure it has a wireless adapter built in. If it doesn't, you will have to purchase one so it can communicate with the Netgear router. Buy a plug-and-play Netgear wireless adapter if you can.

Step 2

Go to the Control Panel on your computer and click on the "Network and Sharing Center." Click on the "Printer Sharing" link and then choose "Turn on Printer Sharing." The Netgear router will now recognize the connection between itself and the printer. The printer is now connected to the network. However, if you want to use the printer, you have to register it on your computer.

Step 3

Go back to the "Control Panel" and click on the "Printers and Faxes" icon. In the sidebar of the window that appears, select "Add a Printer." Next, select the box that reads, "A Network Printer or a Printer Attached to Another Computer" and click the "Next >" button. In the next page, select "Browse for a Printer," and the Netgear router will scan and detect all the printers in its signal range--including printers that are not yours. Select your printer from the list and click "Next >." Verify that all the changes you have made are correct in the summary page and click "Finish" to apply them. Now you can use the printer to print documents.

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