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    W7 Home Group verses Netgear Ready Share for printer

    I have 2 w7 computers, neither with Home Group installed. One with w7pro (#1 computer) and the other with w7 home.
    Setup is with a ISP supplied DSL Westell model 090-610014-20 modem and a Netgear WNDR4500, N900 router. Both wired together.
    I would share a USB connected Cannon IP6700 Printer. The printer is connected and running on my Computer #1.
    I think I understand that to use the Netgear router's USB, I have to run the Netgear Printer ReadyShare program on both computers, running all of the time.
    Before I mess up my computers and networking, I would like to know the best way to share this printer. Setup Homegroup or install Netgear Printer Readyshare.
    This is new to me, I have never been here before. At this time I only need to share a printer between these computers.
    Which way would work and work best for me? Is there special settings I need to do?
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    Maybe this can help: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Share-a-printer

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    would simply use Windows 7. I do it without a Homegroup. Fred Langa has shown the homegroup to be slower than regular windows networking.

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    Thank You!
    This was what I needed. A lot better then what I had questions about!
    Thanks to you I have my printer shared and working perfect, even showing the printer menu on both computers!
    You made my day!
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    Great, you're welcome .

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