Connect Laptop to Printer Wirelessly
What are the steps to be followed to connect a printer wirelessly to a laptop computer?
Hard copy of documents that exist in electronic form on the computer’s hard drive or a location accessed by the computer is achieved by the use of printer. Wireless printer can be placed away from the computer. The wireless printers create centralized access for a printer which is shared by several people. The connection methods have traditionally included the printer cables, USB cables, Ethernet cables, and more recently, the wireless connections. The printers that are capable of connecting wirelessly are referred to as wireless printers. Wireless printer has several advantages over the ordinary cable connected printer. The use of wireless printer also eliminates the risks and clutter of long cables that may cause a tripping hazard. As like the other peripherals, printers can be connected to the computer in various ways. Wireless printer has got its own advantages.
The issues that can occur while setting up a wireless printer and tips for setting up a wireless printer are:
- Wireless card problems
- Router problems
- Instructions to be followed
Wireless card problems
If your system or your Windows Vista has any compatibility issue with the wireless card, you will have problems in the set-up. You need to ensure the compatibility of the wireless card. A corrupted or an incompatible driver will also create issues in carrying out the set-up. In order to set up a wireless printer in your computer, the first thing that you will need is a wireless enabled laptop.
You need to install compatible drivers to fix OS compatibility issues or driver file corruption or missing errors. You need a router in order to connect wirelessly to your wireless printer. You may face a router not recognized issue or unable to find the printer issues. Also you may have router driver compatibility with your OS.
Install the printer software in the laptop, after a system restart if your laptop prompts for it. After the restart, click Start then go to Control Panel, click on the Printer and faxes and then you need to click on the Add a printer toolbar. Then click on the box, add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer. This will make your laptop search for the printer and you can then click on it and install the drivers for the printer that has been found.
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