Configuring Network Printer in Windows® XP®
Are you interested to learn the ways to configure network printer in Windows XP?
In computing, a printer is one of the most useful peripheral devices. It produces a hard copy that is permanent readable text or graphics of documents stored in electronic form. A network printer may be accessible from any computer on the network. The main advantage of having a network printer is that you may share it with other computers. If your printer can directly connect to a router or switch, you may use that printer without having to need a PC on to use it. Network printers may also provide a number of advantages, including lower costs and a greater flexibility. With a network printer in place, individual workers no longer need their own printers, and this may also save considerable money on both initial purchases and ongoing maintenance. Network printers also make it easier for employees to share resources and get more work done, since large network printers may typically print much faster than smaller models.
The following are the ways to configure network printer on Windows XP:
- Through Printer Selection dialog box
- Through Configure Network Printer dialog box
- Things to be kept in mind
Through Printer Selection dialog box
For configuring, open the Printer Series Utility. From the Menu bar, choose 'Advanced' to display the advanced menu. From there, choose 'Select Printer' and there a Printer Selection dialog appears. Select your printer from the list, and then you need to click 'Configure'. Then a Configure Network Printer dialog appears. There, you may assign an IP address to your network printer. Click 'OK' to go back to the Printer Selection dialog box and select your printer from the list and click 'Select'.
Through Configure Network Printer dialog box
Open the Printer Series Utility. From the Menu bar, choose 'Advanced' to display the advanced menu. After that, choose 'Network Printer Configuration'. And you may get a Network Printer Configuration dialog box. Select your printer from the list, and then click 'Configure'. The Configure Network Printer dialog box appears. Then, assign an IP address to your network printer. You may also contact your network administrator for more information. Click 'OK' to go back to the Network Printer Configuration dialog box, select a printer from the list on the Printer Selection dialog box if you want to configure another printer. Otherwise, you might click 'Done'.
Things to be kept in mind
You may set the IP address of a printer attached to a network either through a built-in factory installed network interface or through a print server. It may be available on some specific printers. If the printer has been previously configured, then it may be used without being reconfigured, but provided no one else is currently using that same IP address.
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