I recently acquired the AE6500 Linksys router to replace an old switch in order to share 2 printers among 4 computers. My previous method of sharing was the both printers were connected to a single computer which had to be on, in order for others computers to print. Working this way, the print sharing functionality was carried by Windows so all I had to do was to install printer drivers in the clients.
Now, with the new router, I'm surprised I had to install a software thing called CiscoVUSB on each computer in order to see the printers!! Isn't that the functionality on the router?? I thought the router was going to work the same way it works when you connect an USB storage, you just see it in the network like if the router was a user with a network share. The printer server functionality does not work in this way, I had to install a software in order to see the computers and the play with the software in a game of "connect" to the printer to print and "disconnect" from the printer to allow others to print. I find this very annoying.
Is this really how this is supposed to work?