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How to setup CUPS on ReadyNAS 214, so I can remote print to Brother Printer

joe_wht
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How to setup CUPS on ReadyNAS 214, so I can remote print to Brother Printer

I'm looking for the CUPS app that will let me use my Brother printer when I'm away from home.

I never use my Desktop.. so I'm hoping to leave it & my laptop OFF and just

have the printer wired to the ReadyNAS 214.

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( I was using google cloud print through my Desktop.. but it seems Google Cloud Print

has Crapped out )

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I did find a CUPS download but it would not work with the 214.

 

Model: RN21400|ReadyNAS 214 Series 4- Bay (Diskless)
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JennC
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: How to setup CUPS on ReadyNAS 214, so I can remote print to Brother Printer

Hello joe_wht,

 

Currently, the add-ons/apps listed at ReadyNAS Apps are the ones submitted to NETGEAR to work with ReadyNAS OS6 units.

 

Support for printers on USB ports of ReadyNAS has been removed from ReadyNAS OS6. Probably the one you saw is for OS4 or OS5.

 

You may also post suggestions and ideas at Idea Exchange board. Adding kudos to the ideas will help as development team will be reviewing the post that has the most kudos for considering it to add to the product's future functionality.

 

Regards,

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StephenB
Guru

Re: How to setup CUPS on ReadyNAS 214, so I can remote print to Brother Printer

There is a CUPS download in @super_poussin's drop box here: https://community.netgear.com/t5/Current-NETGEAR-and-Partners/Addons-available-For-R6/td-p/842756.  But the CUPS drivers folder only contains x64, so that download won't work with the RN214.

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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: How to setup CUPS on ReadyNAS 214, so I can remote print to Brother Printer

Perhaps the AirPrint app would be worth a try: https://rnxtras.com/addons/rnairprint-readynas-6-all

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WhoCares_
Mentor

Re: How to setup CUPS on ReadyNAS 214, so I can remote print to Brother Printer

What download did you find and why wouldn't it work with the 214?

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joe_wht
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Re: How to setup CUPS on ReadyNAS 214, so I can remote print to Brother Printer

I could only find drop box for x64.. nothing for the ReadyNAS 214 (212)  OS arm

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arm (version 6.5.0) for RN102 / RN104 / RN202 / RN204 / RN212 / RN214 / RN2120
x86 (version 6.5.0) for RN312 / RN314 / RN316 / RN516 / RN716x / RN3130 / RN3138 / RN3220 / RN4220

Model: RN214|4 BAY Desktop ReadyNAS Storage
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WhoCares_
Mentor

Re: How to setup CUPS on ReadyNAS 214, so I can remote print to Brother Printer

You mean the addons provided by SuperPoussin in his dropbox?

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joe_wht
Luminary

Re: How to setup CUPS on ReadyNAS 214, so I can remote print to Brother Printer

Yes..  I treid his...  and I found 2 or 3 other apps ( so called print servers ) but they was for the Duo.

When I chatted with a Netgear tech he only 2 ( air print & the x64 CUPS)

HOWEVER,  He knews (he's heard of) something out there working on the 104's & 212's.

 

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WhoCares_
Mentor

Re: How to setup CUPS on ReadyNAS 214, so I can remote print to Brother Printer

The major problem with setting up a remote printer on the RN214 most likely will be finding matching drivers for your printer on the ARM CPU platform. Brother only provides a driver suite for the Intel x86 platform and doesn't make the source code available. That's in line with what most major printer/scanner vendors do, unfortunately.

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