Network Printer for Windows® 7
What are the tips to install network printers on Windows 7?
Windows 7 Operating system is the most demanding OS from Microsoft. It has various features like Windows search, action center, XP mode, HomeGroup etc. The security features offered by Windows 7 is excellent. It has an advanced security feature called BitLocker. This feature would help the user to lock the contents of a particular hard disk. The Windows action center notifies the user with the needs of the system and helps to improve the system performance and productivity. The presence of HomeGroup technology in Windows 7 would help the user to share files and folders between various systems connected over the network. This technology would also help in sharing devices across the network. Network printers are becoming very demanding now-a-days. User can easily share the printers over the network and can enjoy the features of network printers when they are at office, home or even while travelling.
The following are the advantages of printer on a network, its requirements for installing and tips to install network printer on Windows 7:
- Advantages of network printers
- Requirements of network printers
- Installation of network printers
Advantages of network printers
Network printers are very useful in the field of business and office users. One of the greatest advantages behind using network printers is that it would always be on and connected. User can access the printer whenever they need them. All the computers connected to the network can access the same printer. When a computer connected to the network access the printer, it would print the particular documents and then go back to sleep.
Requirements of network printers
Certain requirements must be satisfied to connect the printer to the network. You need to make sure that there is a wireless router for the printer to communicate with the network. It is very important to verify the wireless standard. You need to make sure that the printer is using the same standard of wireless communication that the router is using. Also check the wireless security is properly configured and maintained.
For installing a network printer on the Windows 7 Operating system, you need to select the 'Control Panel' option form the Start menu. Now from the list of icons choose the 'Printers and Faxes' category and then click on the 'Add Printer' icon. Now you would receive a window 'Add Printer Wizard' on which click the 'Next' button. Now you would be provided with an option to choose the network printer and then follow the instructions correctly for proper installation of the printer.
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