Install Network Printer on Windows® 7
What are the guidelines for installing network printer on Windows 7?
A printer is a kind of computer peripheral or device that interacts with a computer and receives information from it, in this case, to create a hard copy of documents that exist in electronic form on the computer’s drive or a location accessed by the computer. Like the other peripheral devices, printers can be connected to the computer in various ways. The connection methods have traditionally included printer cables, USB cables, Ethernet cables, and more recently, wireless connections. Printers which are capable of connecting wirelessly are referred to as wireless printers. Some printers are known as network printers; they have built-in network interfaces. It may be wireless or Ethernet based, and can serve as a hard copy device for any user on the network. Some individual printers are often designed to support both local and network connected users at the same time.
The requirements for installing network printer on Windows 7 and the tips to install network printer on Windows 7 are:
- Features of network printer
- Tips to install
In order to set-up a network printer, you need to have a computer running on Windows 7 Operating System, System compatible printer, which can be a wireless printer also. Also you will need to install the printer software supplied by your printer manufacturer and necessary printer driver.
Features of network printer
With the release of the latest Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System, you are allowed to connect easily with remote printers and print documents over the use of Internet. You can install the printer on your computer and then send files to it, just as you would with a printer connected to your system with a USB cable, as long as you are connected on the same local network as the remote printer. This is convenient and helps you in saving time, you don’t need to transfer files that you need to print to an external media. You can give prints directly.
First you need to install the correct driver for the printer model you want to install on your computer. After installing the printer driver, click 'Start' menu, and then select 'Printers and Faxes'. You can click on the 'Add a Printer' task on the left side of the window. You can select 'Next' and choose 'A network printer' from the list of printer and go for 'Next'. Then, enter the specified IP address or remote printer host name and select 'Next'.Choose 'Select the OS Windows 7 compatible driver for the printer' from the drop list after hitting next. You can choose whether or not to print a test page and then click 'Finish' to install the network printer on your computer.
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