Connect Printer To Switch
Do you wish to connect your printer to switch?
Good to know that, network printers are connected to switches not computers. Do understand the basic things about connecting printer to switch. As most of the printers available in the market having only one type of prototype port, so it is up to your choice while making the selection for the best one. In many cases, they are also connected parallel to the printer as in USB, SCSI or Wire Cable. Printers are having inbuilt network connecting directly to network cards no in between devices. Some are designed for networks species especially or network or hub. Reason behind the connecting to hub to keep the system on shared network. Switches play an important role, as used to transmit the signal from one system to another. Switches need to well mannered and purchased from the trusted users only. Switches are basically used to connect along the network circle where computers are just operating commands and working.
Following are some important points for connecting your printer to switch:
- How to connect
- Things to be taken care
- Basic tips
How to connect
Connection process involves basic required steps and needs to follow carefully. Foremost thing is to do with the plug and power connection. Plug cable in to switch and then power cable to printer. Wait for the starting of both switch and printer and check the signal from the system. Now connect the cable to printer’s network and Ethernet’s to free ports. And then another end to computer and plug the cable, go to control panel and printer options. Now add your printer in the Windows and add a network as wireless or printer. Select the name and go to next step. Click 'Next' and finish the procedure.
Things to be taken care
While connecting switches, few things should perfectly perform as such as printer with network port. Printer must be installed in the proper way as given in the manual. Manual operations are more advisable here. Ethernet cabling is another parameter, on which whole system working depends. Loose connections in between should be avoidable and taken care with first and last priority. Ports must be closed, no opening in the free slots. Otherwise, it will damage the system working. Last but not least about network switch or router, two parts are key in the setting network and running the entire network. Router should be under protected mode, default cases are unacceptable here.
Check the connections especially both network and power. Do ensure about the switches earlier in small homes and offices. Since most of routers are inbuilt switch and others in ports. Keep plugging and checking as switches working. Printer won’t work in the wrong plug, therefore link it directly with computer. User network printer without switch or a hub & keep a special cable on table. Print Settings should be same as given in manual. Follow the steps as printer and Ethernet ports. Better to go with manual inputs instead of doing irregular connections. Plug or Un-Plug warnings should be taken in advance.
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