Printer Server Setup
Learn about Printer Server Set-up
Printer server is the basic need of any network, whether it is situated in a household or in the office. The printer is a costly peripheral of the computer so it might increase your budget if you buy a separate printer for each computer on your network. For the solution of this printer problem, Windows has built in a feature of Print Server which reduces a lot of your cost of buying new printers.
Different issues and tips for printer server set-up are discussed in the following points:
- How to set-up a print server?
- Issues that can occur during the print server set-up
- Tips to be kept in consideration while setting up a print server
How to set-up a print server?
There are two very common ways in which you can set-up a print server - the first one is to purchase a network printer which is easily available in the market and the second one which is quite minimal in cost as compared to the first one is to buy a print server router. Print server routers are easily available in market. They are usually of two types, the wired one and the wireless router. Wired one is a good choice. Windows operating systems can also work as a printer server with any printer attached to it but, for better and fast printing result, use of printer server capable routers are necessary.
Issues that can occur during the printer server set-up
There are several issues that can occur during the set-up of printer server. They, generally, occur because of lack of knowledge of the person who is setting up the printer server set-up. The main problem that arises is the assigning of specific IP Addresses to the print server as well as the client computers on the network. The specific IP address of the printer server is necessary so that the other client computers have a connection in between them. If this step is not properly taken the printer server is unable to complete the desired job and fails to send the print jobs to the other systems.
Tips to be kept in consideration while setting up the print server
For setting up the printer server, first of all, you should have the basic knowledge of the networking principles. The printer server’s IP address should be the unique IP address and not in use by any other system on the network. You can determine this by giving “ipconfig/all” command which indicates the IP addresses being used by the client systems of the network. If you have set-up all this correctly then your printer server is ready to be connected to the other system. Now, you can place your printer server on your network and all the client PCs can be easily connected to it by using the add printer wizard of the Windows.
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