Troubleshooting Network Printer Connection
What are the common issues of connecting to a network printer?
Printers are computer peripheral devices essential for taking physical copies of work done on computers. Printers are of many different types such as LED printers, LCD printers, All-in-one printers, laser printers and so on. Network printers are those printers that are connected via a network. Network printers enable users to connect any computer (within the network) to the printer. Majority of all operating systems also come with a printer setup wizard that can be used to setup and configure network printers on the system. However, some users might face some issues when connecting the system to a network printer. These issues include system not at all connecting to the network printer, error messages when connecting to network printer, connection getting terminated automatically etc. Such issues mean that users would not be able to use the network printer for any printing purposes. Problems such as system freeze during network printer use might also cause data loss.
Following details gives information regarding tips to avoid network printer issues:
- Antivirus programs
- Verify drivers
- Resolve System Errors
Majority of all computer issues are caused by malware. Malwares are known to have capabilities to cause issues with the use of network printers by infecting critical driver as well as system files and modifying them. Such issues can be resolved by removing the malwares from the system using an updated antivirus program or malware removal tool. Having an antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus installed on the system which has real time malware protection would help avoid such issues.
Drivers are the link between the network printers and the Operating System installed on your computer. Issues with the network or the printer drivers can cause problems with the functioning of the network printers. Users having problems with the working of network printers are advised to check the status of the printer/ network drivers on the system and then replace them if required. Verifying the authenticity, compatibility and type specification of the printer/ network drivers before installation would help avoid such problems.
Resolve System Errors
Another reasons for issues with the use of network printers on the system is system errors. System errors include problems within the registry and problems with some of the system files essential for the functioning of the printer. Removing such errors by cleaning the registry and repairing the OS would solve such problems. Checking the integrity of the system files and maintaining the OS at a a periodic basis would also help prevent such issues from coming up.
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