Tips to Enable Printer Sharing
What are the technique to enable printer sharing on Windows?
Printer is a hardware that could be used to print word documents or graphical media on paper. Network printers with the network connectivity. When a network printer is used, you will be able to print documents from a network. The main advantage of using the network printer is that you only need one printer for the entire network. Then, you could save the money on the office equipment and save space of multiple printer installation. In order to share a printer, make sure that the printer, you are having comes with a network device. The network devices like Ethernet card could be connected to a printer and in that way, you might be able to print documents from a network or a LAN.
The following are the techniques to enable printer sharing on Windows:
- Choose the printer from printer series
- ‘Configure Network Printer’ wizard
- Check IP address
Choose the printer from printer series
Printer Series Utility is a set up that might help you to choose the printer that you want to install for a network. From the menu bar, choose Advanced options. Then, choose your printer from the list. Using ‘Configure Network Printer’, you need to assign an IP address to network printer. After choosing the printer from list and adding as a network printer, you might be able to print documents.
‘Configure Network Printer’ wizard
You need to open ‘Printer Series Utility’. Choose Network Printer Configuration. Configure Network Printer dialog appears and assign an IP address to your network printer. You might also contact your network administrator for more information. Click OK to go back to the Network Printer Configuration dialog and select a printer from the list of the Printer Selection dialog if you want to configure another printer.
You need to check the IP address of a printer connected to a network either through a print server. It might be available on some specific printers. If the printer has been previously configured, it might be used without being reconfigured but provided no one else is currently using that same IP address. You might also use any other utilities to check the IP address of the printer.
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