Netgear Orbi supports connecting a printer to the USB port for ReadyShare network printing. However, there are a few users who were successful in connecting a USB hard drive to Orbi to access it throughout their network.
How to use Orbi with ReadyShare Network printing?
The time you connect a printer to the USB port of the Netgear Orbi Router, you will be able to access the printer from any PC, iOS, or Mac device on your network wirelessly. ReadyShare printing permits you to print from your computer, laptop, mobile phone, and tablet regardless of where you are in the house.
If you are just outside of your house, planning to go somewhere, but then suddenly realized that you have forgotten to print a ticket, then you shouldn’t be worried at all. You can easily print the ticket from your phone. The only shortcoming of ReadyShare printing is that it is only available on Android devices.
Apart from printing, Netgear’s ReadyShare comes with various other utilities that Orbi currently doesn’t support. Those include media sharing, file access, and data storage across your network. With these features, you will be able to backup all your devices in the same hard drive, view saved pictures from any connected device, or download a video to ReadyShare drive and stream it on your smart TV. You will be surprised to see these features absent from Orbi when many of Netgear’s other routers are compatible with ReadyShare functions and Orbi users are also clamoring for such features for a long time.
How to use Netgear Orbi with an external hard drive?
It won’t be that easy to connect a USB hard drive or thumb drive to Orbi. The USB 2.0 port is made for ReadyShare printing, which is why the system doesn’t often recognize when other devices are plugged in. There have been several reports in which people have reported the limitation of using an external hard drive with Orbi.
Other hard drive connections have been successful, but their pattern was a bit sporadic and at times dependent upon a specific firmware version. In the majority of cases, when you plug a hard drive into the USB port of Orbi, it doesn’t work, however, if you keep trying the process, then FAT-32 formatted drives are the best working drives.
If you are still confused about connecting your devices to the NETGEAR Orbi RBK50 USB port, then you can take the assistance of experts because they can let you know clearly, as to what needs to be connected. To know more details, you can log onto Orbi support com where you get all the information about the device and its connection with other devices. For more information, you can visit the Netgear Orbi Support Phone Number.