Fix network printer drivers
Are you facing issues related to network printer drivers? Learn how to resolve them
A network printer is accessible to any computer on a network. An advantage of having a network printer is that you can share it with other computers. If your printer is directly connected to a router or switch, you can use that printer through a computer connected to the network. Network printers incur lower costs and offer greater flexibility. With a network printer in place, individual workers no longer need their own printers, and this might also save considerable money on both initial purchases and ongoing maintenance. For the proper working of a network printer, installation of the driver is needed. You might find it difficult to access the printer if there is any issue with the driver. Ultimately, the printer stops working.
The following points offer tips to fix driver issues in a network printer:
- Compatibility issue
- Tips to fix the issue
- Driver corruption
Compatibility checking has an important role while installing a driver for a network printer. The printer driver being installed, needs to be compatible with the network printer and also with the operating system in your computer. Otherwise the printer might not work. Also, the networking might not be possible and you might not be able to share your printer and printed your documents.
Tips to fix the issue
Sometimes you need to install the printer driver from websites. Ensure that the websites you are using are authorized and genuine. Find out the driver which suits your network printer and the operating system. Your driver needs to satisfy the requirements of the printer and the operating system. Install an updated antivirus software before installing the driver so that it will clean the system by removing all existing viruses and remove malware.
Malicious programs such as viruses, Trojans, rootkits etc can damage the drivers and system files. If the driver files are corrupted, they will not function properly. You can perform a comprehensive scan of the computer with an antivirus to remove the malware. You might be required to restore the computer to a previous working condition or reintall the drivers to resolve this issue.
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