Network printer drivers for Windows® 7
Know about the role and system requirement of network printer drivers compatible with Windows 7.
The basic use of the computer networks is to provide connectivity. You can use your network to connect different computer or other computer devices. A printer that is connected to a network that can be accessed by your Windows 7 computer or other devices in the network is called a network printer. The network printers provide plenty of benefits to you as compared to a printer that is connected to just one computer and not made available to the network. The most important advantage of your network printer is you could share it out to the all computers that are connected in the same network to take prints with only one printer device. This helps you to have a single device to take all your print jobs and you do not need to buy one printer each for every computer.
Some of the network printer drivers compatible with Windows 7, their role and system requirements are given below.
- Role of network printer driver
- System requirements
- Things to keep in mind
Role of network printer driver
Drivers are very much required for the functioning of any hardware device connected or installed in your computer, as the drivers ensure the communication channel between the hardware and your Windows 7 Operating System. For the other computers in your network to access the printer connected to your Windows 7 computer, you need to install the printer driver of the connected network printer.
Some of the printer drivers that are compatible with your network printer connected to your Windows 7 computer are Canon PIXMA MP600 Ver. 1.1, HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL5 Ver. 188.8.131.5208, Canon PIXMA iP3000 Printer Driver Ver. 1.10, Epson B-500DN Business Printer Driver Ver. 6.56. You can check and ensure the system requirements before the installation of the printer driver in your Windows 7 computer. As your computer is running on Windows 7, you must already be having the minimum processor and RAM requirements for the network printer driver compatible with Windows 7. The other system requirement that you need to take in to consideration is hard disk space. This will vary from a printer manufacturer to a printer model. You can ensure 200MB hard disk space to perform a smooth installation.
Before you chose to install the network printer driver compatible with Windows 7, you can check and ensure the following. You will need to download a printer driver that is compatible with your installed network printer. You can get the drivers directly from the manufacturer’s web site. While you make downloads, select drivers that are compatible with the Windows 7 OS installed in your computer. Update your antivirus program to scan and fix the malware issues in your computer before downloading/ installation of the printer drivers.
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