Do you see that USB port right there? You know, the one on the back of my D-Link DIR-825 802.11n router? Well apparently Mac users can now use that port to share things like USB thumb drives, printers, etc, using D-Link’s SharePort software. (Windows users have been able to do this for some time.) Well, theoretically Mac users can now use SharePort, seeing as though the installer refuses to work on my pre-unibody MacBook. Why would it be easy, right?
In a perfect world, a world where installers actually work, this would be quite useful. There’s only one printer in the house, some HP all-in-one model, so it’d be quite useful to plug it into the D-Link and be able to access it from all the computers in the house.
And yes, I understand wireless printer sharing isn’t exactly new, but just think of it as a bonus for shelling out ~$150 for a router.