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Fix a potential issue with NETGEAR routers and Bonjour Network
Short version: To rid Bonjour printing (and other Bonjourish?) problems from your NETGEAR router, turn off IPv6 under System Preferences » Network » AirPort » TCP/IP tab » Configure IPv6 (the button at the bottom of the window).

Long: I have sometimes had problems with printers not working over Bonjour for certain computers, despite the fact that every setting seemed to be correct. It took me some time to realize that it was always a NETGEAR router (the one I specifically have in front of me is a WGR614v5), and I finally realized it was when trying to use Bonjour printing between a wired and a wireless computer.

Using Bonjour Browser, I saw that the printer was registered on the host's IPv6 address, which I guess the NETGEAR router can't route when converting between wireless and wired. Turning IPv6 off and doing the usual reboots brings the amour of Bonjour back.
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Fix a potential issue with NETGEAR routers and Bonjour
Authored by: barryjaylevine on Mar 09, '07 08:40:25PM

Nope; that's not the problem. I have IPv6 off (have always had it off since I first saw it and realized we just don't use it). I have a Brother MFC4800 wired to my iMac along with a HP PSC1350. Using the Bonjour Printer Browser for Windows (from Apple), no problems in printing from the PC (wirelessly) to the MFC4800 (via a NetGear router); the PSC1350, on the other hand, refuses to come up on the PC no matter what.

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Fix a potential issue with NETGEAR routers and Bonjour
Authored by: stauf on Sep 08, '09 05:19:31PM

This is a very old thread; but it's the first result for "Netgear Bonjour", so I'll post what fixed it for me:

Netgear routers ship with RIP turned off -- in LAN IP Setup (this is on my WGT624 v3 but should be very similar on other routers) set RIP direction to 'Both' and RIP Version to 'RIP_1'.



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Fix a potential issue with NETGEAR routers and Bonjour
Authored by: johnxmorrissey on Sep 14, '09 03:57:15AM

I'm not sure this is related but I had a recurrent, sporadic and very annoying problem with OSX 10.4 losing the connection with the Netgear router. Couldn't browse it, couldn't ping it. Disabled ipv6 in System Prefs following this post and (fingers crossed) it seems to have worked.



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