Network Printer Installation
What to keep in mind when performing network printer installation?
Network printer installation is an integral part of setting up a home or office network. A network printer is a useful tool that allows several users to easily connect to the printer remotely and print the documents. There are three ways to achieve network printer installation. Each of them has their own benefits and the choice among the three will depend solely on the needs of the office space.
There are three basic things to keep in mind when performing network printer installation, which are as follows:
- Have a complete set of hardware
- Choosing the right connections
- Setting up the network printer installation
Have a complete set of hardware
Network printer installation is a huge project to undertake and there is much hardware involved in order to make sure that everything works properly. To make sure that no hardware is left out, create a list of all the parts and cables that will be needed during the network installation setup. Network printer components include hi-speed routers, cables, driver installers, computer network, etc.
Choosing the right connections
Depending on the need, the network printer installation can either be on Ethernet or wireless LAN. For an Ethernet LAN and Wireless LAN, a network interface card (NIC) is needed for every computer that will need access to the network printer. Keep in mind that wireless NICs are different from Ethernet LAN NICs. If you are not comfortable with opening your computer to install a NIC then you can opt to buy a USB adaptor. If your home or office has high-speed Internet, a high-speed router is a good way to share a printer. Keep in mind that wireless networks are much slower than Ethernet LAN which makes them less reliable than printers that are shared over an Ethernet connection. Another consideration for network connection is the layout and construction of the home or office. If the office or home has too many corners, then the wireless network will face difficulty in reaching the far corners of the space.
Setting up the network printer installation
There are three ways to achieve network printer installation. Whichever way you end up choosing, each step has a step-by-step wizard that will make printer installation in the network easy. During this process, the printer driver is important to make sure that there is communication between the computer and the printer.
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