How to connect wireless printer to computer
What are the guidelines to connect wireless printer to your computer?
Wireless technology comes preinstalled on almost all kinds of devices. Wireless technology allows users to connect the devices to computers without the need of any wires or cables. This means that the connection would be neat, organized and it would not be interrupted even the device or the computer is moved. Printers are computer peripheral devices that are essential for taking hard copies of electronic files on the system. Printers are of many different types and they are classified according to the types of prints they produce. Printers are also classified into wired and wireless. Wireless printers like the name suggests do not require any wires or cables. They make use of wireless network related technology built into the printers. Majority of all operating systems also come with network and printer set-up wizards that can be used to set up printer on the system.
Following details given provides users more information regarding things to keep in mind while connecting wireless printer to a computer:
- Configure firewall
- Check drivers
- Fix system issues
When connecting wireless printer to your computer, users are advised to turn on the firewall on the system and configure the firewall such that the connection to the printer is only allowed through the firewall. This is because as wireless networks do not require physical attachments, any unauthorized source within range of the wireless network can gain access to the system if the firewall is disabled. Having the firewall would filter out hackers trying to infect the system with malware.
Before connecting your computer system to wireless printer, it is recommended that users check the wireless as well as the printer drivers installed on the computer system. this can be done using the device manager of the computer system. If the wireless network or the printer drivers are found incorrect, outdated or illegitimate, they must be replaced with suitable ones as issues with the drivers would affect the functioning of the printers.
All computer users connecting their computer systems to wireless printers are advised to fix system issues within the OS so that the printer installation and set-up and subsequent use would not run into errors. System issues includes problems with computer system files and the registry issues. Users must clean the registry of the computer system using a registry cleaning software and then scan the system files using the 'sfc/scannow' command and then repair the OS if some system files are found damaged or missing.
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