Add Wireless Printer To Laptop
Laptops have become very popular in the recent past. Modern day laptops perform as good as conventional desktops and are also portable. Many external devices can be connected and used with the laptops. These include printers, gamepads and scanners. Printer is a computer peripheral device that is essential for taking physical copies of electronic files. Wireless printers are best recommended for laptop users as they do not require any wires or cables and also facilitates the mobility even when connected to a printer. Windows based operating systems come with a printer configuration wizard in Control Panel that can be used to connect the system to a printer. If your laptop is operating on Windows OS, it is advisable that the users make use of this printer wizard. Connecting wireless printers to your laptop ensures that the the system is connected to the printer without adding the hardware every time when a print activity takes place. When connecting the wireless printer to laptops, users would also need to install the correct printer drivers for the printer, usually supplied with the installation disk of the printer.
- Check drivers
- Configure firewall
- Repair system errors
When connecting the wireless printer to a laptop, it is recommended to check the printer drivers that are installed on the system. If the printer driver has been downloaded and installed, the authenticity of the driver must be checked. It is advisable to the laptop users to update the latest printer drivers on the system using the Device Manager utility so that the connection as well as the functioning of the printer will be at maximum possible efficiency.
Firewall is a security software that comes preinstalled on almost all new generation operating systems. When connecting wireless printer to your laptop, users must ensure that the connection is configured with the firewall. This does not mean that the firewall should be turned on. Users must configure the firewall such that the printer connection is through the firewall. This stops the other sources from gaining access to the system through the wireless network.
Before connecting the wireless printers to laptops, users must remove possible system errors. This means that users have to check the integrity of the system files using 'sfc/ scannow' and then repair the OS if some system files are damaged. Similarly, users can also clean the registry of the system. Removing the errors/ problems within the system before connecting the wireless network printer ensures that the connection to be stable and run without errors.
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