Solve Network Printer Problems in Windows® XP
A printer is a device that used to take printsouts. Printers are available in different form factors. They are laser printer, dot matrix printer and inkjet printers. According to medium used for connecting to the system, printers are classified in to two - wireless printers and wired printers. Wired printers use a physical medium and wireless printers use a wireless network to connect with the computer. A network printer is a printer which uses a network card to connect to your local network. The most important advantage of a network printer is that you can share it with all the computers that are connected on the network.
- IP address or remote printer host name issue
- Virus issues
- Tips to fix the issues
IP address or remote printer host name issue
In order to configure the printer you will need to run the printer setup wizard from the Control Panel and select the correct printer form the list and install the same as the network printer. You will have issues if you do not enter the correct IP address or the correct remote printer host name. This will make you unable to carry out the setup process further.
You may have problems in configuring a network printer in your network if you have critical virus threats in your computer. The virus in your computer will not find the correct printer that your need to install. Also, your printer driver files may get deleted or corrupt, making it impossible to access your printer.
You will need to enter the correct IP address or the remote printer host name to fix the issues while configuring your printer on your network that you have with your printer IP or the remote printer host name. You need to remove all the malware threats from your computer by updating your antivirus program and running a deep system scan. If you have a driver file missing or corruption, download and install operating system and hardware compatible drivers.
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