Connect Printer to Wireless Network
Are you interested to learn the tips to connect printer to wireless network?
It is necessary to configure the printer before joining the wireless network. The wireless network name and the password of the wireless network should be noted by the users to establish the connection. Usually purchase of additional hardware may be required at the time of connecting a printer to the network. Sometimes wireless-capable printers may not ship with wireless networking capabilities turned on. It is recommended to consult the documentation that came with the printer to know more details about enabling wireless printing. The users should choose a suitable way that matches the printer’s capabilities. Printers that can be networked usually come with either a wireless adapter or a network adapter.
The following are some of the tips to connect printer to wireless network:
- Adding network support to the printer
- Make printer network ready
- Ensure printer drivers are installed
Adding network support to the printer
If the printer is not already wireless enabled, then you can connect it to a wireless router using the RJ-45 jack. The users can also purchase an expansion card that will add a jack or buy an external print server that will get connected to the parallel port or USB. If the printer is not wired then the users need to connect it to the wireless router. It is advisable to connect a networking cable from the RJ-45 Jack on the printer to the router. Except the UPLINK, the users can plug into any jack. The printer should automatically get connected to the network when it is turned on.
Make printer network ready
Users should check whether the printer is network ready. Most of the newer models are designed to work on networks. It is better to examine the documentation to check if the printer supports Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. The first thing that users must check is that if the printer has an Ethernet port.
It is recommended to install the printer drivers on the system to detect the printer. Without the driver, printer cannot identify or recognize the system. Make sure that the users use the disc that came with the printer or downloaded driver from a genuine website. And, finally install the printer driver onto the system to connect the printer to the wireless network.
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