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VirtualBox 5.0 includes USB passthrough support. Here are some simple instructions on how to use a USB printer in VirtualBox.
Once the USB connection is enabled, the VirtualBox shared USB printer will be accessible in your guest OS. The USB device will be identified by your virtual machine and you will be able to take advantage of all the functionality of your printer from the guest operating system. You can now remotely print from VirtualBox.
Remember that the VirtualBox printer can only be accessed by a single machine at a time.
Employing USB redirection technology, this software tool lets you forward USB peripheral data over LAN or the Internet. Using this package lets you access a USB printer from the guest operating system when the device is connected to a remote PC rather than the local host.
These three simple steps will make this possible:
An additional advantage of USB Network Gate is its cross-platform compatibility supporting Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems.
Using a Ubuntu machine as the host for a VirtualBox session can pose a problem if you want to access an attached USB printer. We are going to show you how to resolve the issue of printing from VirtualBox.
The default configuration does not display USB devices in the way we would like, but there is an alternative. Follow these steps to use a USB printer in VirtualBox.
That’s all it takes to share a USB printer in VirtualBox on a Linux system.