Adding Network Printer in Windows® 7
Are you interested in adding a network printer in Windows 7 and need some tips?
Printer is one of the most important peripheral devices used with a computer. It is time we start using printers connected to networks. The main reason why people prefer printers on a network are many. If a printer is on a network, a large number of computer systems can get connected to a single printer and print documents. This is highly efficient and will be beneficial for small business firms. Many of you must have made a shift from your old operating system to the new one, Windows 7. After the upgrade you may face trouble while putting up your printer onto the network or accessing a printer on a network.
The following points will tell you about the tips to add network printer in Windows 7 based computer system:
- Issues related to adding a network printer on Windows 7
- Solution to the issues
- Important points
Issues related to adding a network printer on Windows 7
Windows 7 is a new operating system and things are pretty different form Windows XP. Novices may find things difficult, especially when it comes to add a network printer in Windows 7. When you try to add network printer in Windows 7, you may end up getting a series of error messages. Installing the latest drivers may not work sometimes. Even though, your PC is able to detect the printer, you may not be able to get connected and therefore you cannot print.
Solution to the issues
Now, the solution is really easy. Click ‘Start’ and then click on ‘Devices and Printers’. Click ‘Add a Printer’ and then click ‘Add a Local Printer’. Next, you have to follow this sequence: Choose a printer port > Create a new port > local port. When the computer prompts you for the port number, type in the IP address of the network and also the name of the network printer you want to add to your Windows 7 PC. Then, click on the ‘Next’ button. You need to install compatible network printer driver in your Windows 7 based computer system.
If you have followed the above said procedure without making any mistakes, you are done with adding the network printer in Windows 7. You can readily start printing whatever you want. The main benefits of adding a network printer in Windows 7 is that you can print even when you have no printer close by. You may be at home and you have completed writing an important document. There is no need to rush to the office to get the work submitted. You just need to connect to a printer at your office that is on a network and get the document printed.
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