Wireless Printer Sharing in Windows® Vista
Get to know more about wireless printer sharing in Windows Vista system.
Printers are always needed for your business related tasks. You may be using the printer device for printing important documents and photos. If you are using only one printer in your office, you can take printouts from the connected system only. But you can make a number of users in the office share the printer and print out documents from their own systems. This is possible with printer sharing. You can connect each system via a network and can share the printer and other devices between these systems. You can opt for both wired and wireless network printing. At present, wireless network printing is the most suitable one. It will allow users to share a printer without the need of any wires or cables and this allows sharing between more systems.
Here is more on setting up wireless printer sharing in Windows Vista system:
- Enable Printer Sharing
- Install Printer Driver
- Tips While Setting up
Enable Printer Sharing
You need to enable wireless printer sharing in Windows Vista system first. To do this, you need to select 'Control Panel' from the 'Start' menu of the system. You need to then select 'Network and Internet' link and get 'Network and Sharing Center'. It will open up a new window in which you need to select 'Change Adapter Settings' option. Here, you need to select the wireless adapter icon. In the 'Configuration' window, select checkbox for 'File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks'. This will enable printer sharing in Windows Vista.
Install Printer Driver
Next step in setting up network printing on Windows Vista is to get proper printer drivers in the system. To do this, you can use the printer driver installation CD. You need to just insert the CD in the system and follow on-screen instructions to get the driver installed. You can also get these drivers downloaded and installed from certain websites. You need to turn off any firewall or antivirus software at this time which may be blocking driver installation.
There are some tips to take care while configuring wireless printer sharing in Windows Vista system. You must provide proper security key for the printer device. This is needed to prevent unauthorized access to the printer. You need to also select the correct wireless connection for the printer.
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