Connect Printer to Router
What are the techniques to add a printer on a router?
The basic function of a router is to connect computers to the network. Since the computers are connected to the network by means of a router, the problems in a network are mainly related to that router. The router drivers need to be installed in the central computer for proper functioning of the router. Sometimes, the router needs to be reset. Mostly routers need to be reset when there is any problem in the network. The router needs to be reset if the connection is lost in the middle of a data transfer. If all the connections are proper and you are not able to establish a connection, then the router needs to be reset.
The following points can help to add a printer to a router:
- Install the router
- Connect the printer
- Things to be kept in mind
Install the router
You need to have a router that is compatible with the network. Most of the routers have a USB port for a printer. Install and configure the router. You might need to refer to the installation manual for configuring the router. The router needs to be functioning correctly before you could effectively print through it. Make sure that the ports are configured. Install the router software that is compatible with your system.
Connect the printer
You need to connect the router to the printer. Make sure that you install the appropriate drivers for the printer. After installing the printer driver, you need to connect the printer cable to the computer. Make sure that both ends of the cable are properly connected. Plug your printer into the wireless router by connecting the printer's USB cable into the USB port on the router. After that, switch ON the printer. Now, the printer will be ready to print copies.
Always refer to your router's or printer's manual before connecting the wireless router to your printer and printing as the exact protocols and specifications vary depending on the wireless router's manufacturer and model. Also ensure to buy a router that is having a USB port for a printer. Or else you might share the printer in the network with other computers.
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