Ok extender, sharing USB printer doesn't work (even w/ Netgear support)
Jaakko Helleranta, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I bought this specifically to get my USB printer shared. But after 2 hours of trying to that on my own and then 2 hours more with the Netgear live chat (going through trying to config with two different computers) I wasn't able to get the Netgear USB Control Center working so that I could share my printer. So, the extender function is good but the USB feature is a clear #FAIL.
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