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Connecting A Wireless Printer - Admin - 08-09-2016

Printing any document to a compatible printer is of course a very simple way comparing with printing to wired printer, where you can’t print from your mobile devices directly without wires and cable installation. Wireless printer is also a good answer to answer a need of one printer with several users. Simple and easy to arrange the workspace because you don’t have to put the printer close to your desk or even on the desk. You can print any document from any devices, include mobile devices directly. But, of course there are several requirements of wireless printing. One important thing to make it possible to print wirelessly is by connecting a wireless printer. Are you wondering how to do it so? Finish reading this information to know whatever you need to connect a wireless printer.

Several new printers have an ability to connect directly to a wireless network. If you have this new printer, you can print to the printer from any computer on the same network. You can also print from your mobile devices to this wireless printer, but usually you’ll need a little more configuration. Well, for clearly explanation of how to connect wireless printer, let’s see the steps below:

Place the printer in wireless router range

To make it possible for the printer to connect to your wireless network is by placing the printer within range of your wireless router. This is because there are several modem printers have Wi-Fi capability, allowing you to set them up directly without connecting it to any of your computers. That’s why we need to put it in range of the wireless router.

Power on the printer

After you turned the power on, the printer will be connected to the wireless network directly. So, you don’t need to connect the printer to a computer.

Connect the printer to wireless network

When the printer is on, now it is time to connect it to the wireless network. The steps for this action may vary depending on the printer. Certainly you have to know your Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password. Mostly wireless printer will allow you to connect to the wireless network using the built-in menu system. You can read the printer’s documentation for the precise location. And you can read all about this information on the manual guide. It will be simpler if both the printer and router support WPS push-to-connect. You just need to push the WPS button on the printer, then do the same thing to the router within two minutes. The connection will be made automatically. There are some wireless printers can’t do the steps above, especially several older wireless printers, which are requiring to connect to a computer first to set up the wireless connection. Usually this kind of printer doesn’t have a built-in menu, only support wireless printing. You can connect the printer to the computer via USB and then use the included software to set up the printer’s wireless connection. When you have finished configuring the printer’s wireless connection, you can disconnect it from the computer and place it wherever you want within the wireless router range.

Add printer on Windows

If you have a Windows computer, you can also add the printer on it. after the printer and the network are connected, you can add the printer on the Windows computer so that you can print from the computer to this printer. What you should do? Check the following steps:
Go to Control Panel from the Start menu for Windows 7 and earlier, or by right clicking the Windows button for Windows 8 and later version.

Select Devices and Printers or View devices and printers

  1. Click on the Add a printer button which is seen at the top of the window
  2. Select the printer from the list. Probably it takes some moment to load.
  3. When it is prompted, install any drivers. For several popular printers, Windows should be able to install drivers automatically. After you have finished, your Windows is ready to print any document to the printer.
Add printer on Mac

If you have Mac, you can also connect the printer to the Mac, but of course the printer must be Mac-compatible. When you have finished connecting the printer to the network, you can connect the printer on your Mac computer by following these simple steps below:

  1. Click on the Apple menu and Select System Preferences.
  2. After that click the Print &Scan button
  3. Add the printer by clicking the + button at the bottom of the printer list
  4. Choose the printer from the list and follow the prompts to install any necessary software.
Print to wireless printer

Finally, it is time to test whether you were doing everything right or not by printing any document to the wireless printer. If you did anything well, the printer will appear in the “Printer” selection menu when you go to print any document.

Well, that’s all about Connecting a Wireless Printer. Follow the instruction properly, and be careful with the details to avoid connection failure. It is highly recommended to choose the printer which is easy to connect to any device without complication. You can choose the printer by its abilities, whether the abilities of printing and other functions and also the abilities to do the simple connection.  

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