Connecting to a network printer in the Windows® XP®
Read to know the tips on how to connect to a network printer in the Windows XP.
To connect to a network printer in the Windows XP, simply click 'Start' and select 'Settings'and 'Printers and faxes.' You also click 'Add a printer icon' to start the add printer wizard. And, in the first screen, you need to click the 'Next' button. On the network printer screen, select the 'Network printer' or a printer attached to another computer option, and then click 'Next.' Now you enter the server and printer name in the format. Once you enter the name, click 'Next' to continue. When a connection to the printer is established, and other printers currently installed, you select 'Yes' to make the new printer the default one, or 'No' to keep the current default printer and click 'Next.' A summary of the newly added printer appears. Once you have finished reading the information, click 'Finish' to continue. You will have successfully installed a new network printer.
Tips to connect to a network printer in Windows XP are:
- Add or remove a printer
- Install a printer on a home network
- To enable Internet connection sharing
Add or remove a printer
To print, you need to connect a printer directly to your computer. When it is connected in this way, it is referred to as a local printer, or creates a connection to a network or shared printer. You add a shortcut to printers to the 'Start' menu and right-click the 'Start' button, then click 'Properties,' and then on the start menu tab, click 'Customize.' You also select the printer’s check box, and then click 'ok.'
Install a printer on a home network
A common way to install a printer on a home network is to install it as a stand-alone device on the network. Wireless printers use a built-in wireless card and plug into a power source, not your network or computer. After you turn on the printer, you need to refer to the information that came with the printer to set-up a wireless connection to each computer on a home network. Connect more than one printer directly to the network. Your hub or router must be able to support more than one printer connection.
First you open 'Network Connections.' Then click the 'Dial-up,' local area network VPN connection you want to share, and then, under Network Tasks, click 'Change settings.' On the 'Advanced tab,' select the other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection check box.
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