Wireless Printer Configuration
Tips for configuring a wireless printer
With the growing need for accessibility, more and more printer companies have made their products network enabled. Wireless printer configuration is an easy step to take that will help you in eliminating the need for wires in the work area. There are two basic ways to set up wireless printer. A printer can be hardwired into a wireless external server or a printer can have built-in wireless capabilities; either way, these three things can help when configuring wireless printers.
Various things to keep in mind when configuring a wireless printer are as follows:
- Materials needed
- Choosing the right location
- Choosing the right kind of model
To be able to set up wireless printer configuration, there are three basic items that you need to have. They are a high-speed broadband Internet connection (with modem), a high speed wireless router and wireless network adaptors. These three items will be used in setting up the wireless printer. Assuming that there is already an existing network in the home or office space, then all that is needed to do to make the printer available in the network through the operating system’s networking wizard. If not, then the network must first be established, only then the printer will be made available through that network.
Choosing the right location
Considering that the printer is going to be set up through a wireless printer configuration, it is important that the location of the printer is covered by the wireless network. In the same way that computers need to be in the radius of the wireless router, the printer should be in the same radius as those computers in that network. Essentially, wherever the Wi-Fi reaches, the printer can be placed there. However, it must be said that corners and spots with low-signals should be avoided to prevent printing issues and other problems.
Choosing the right kind of model
Of course, wireless capable printers are used remotely. What is great about wireless printer configuration is that even older printers that are not wirelessly capable can be made available wireless. To be able to make the older models available to the network, choose a host that is connected to the wireless network and use this as the host. This will work just as well as the wireless capable printers; however, they will be dependent on the host. This means that if the host is turned off or in sleep mode, then the printers cannot be accessed through that host.
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