How to Share Printers by Using the USB Port on Your NAS
Sure, Network-Attached Storage (NAS) is a great way to back up your data and access it across multiple machines, but did you know that it’s a perfect printer-sharing solution, too? D-Link’s market-leading ShareCenter® NAS devices make sharing a single printer across your entire network easier than ever before.
Sharing a printer using a D-Link® Network Attached Storage device is as simple as plugging it in. Just grab a USB device cable, put the smaller end into your printer, and insert the wider USB end right into your NAS unit’s designated printer-sharing port. Because NAS acts as a kind of external hard drive on steroids, with its own network address and connection, you’ll be able to send printing jobs to the attached printer from any machine on your network. (Some all-in-one printers also act as scanners, copiers, or fax machines; unfortunately, you won’t be able to access these additional functions from the NAS.)
One-step printer sharing is just one of the many great features you get from NAS. You’ll also be able to store your photos, videos, and documents in one central place, back them all up automatically on a set schedule, and recover them painlessly when you add a D-Link NAS to your home or office network.