Need To Share Printer Using Router
What are the necessary things that you need to keep in mind while sharing a printer using a router?
Printers are electronic devices which help to print documents. Printers are now common nowadays. A router is a device or any of the software applications in the system, which determines the next network point for sending the packet. Router is actually the device which connects two different networks together. It uses the IP address of the system and with this, the router could identify each device in the network uniquely. Wireless network is considered a very common method of data transfer. Thus, connecting the system to wireless Internet Gateway would be more preferable. By connecting the printer to the router, you could share the printer with any other user in the same network and from any of the systems in that network, you could print documents.
Following are the important things that you need to keep in mind while sharing printers through routers:
- Proper home network
- Proper printers
- Printer server
Proper home network
If you connect the router properly, then only you could share printers. For this, you need to check the connection settings in the system. You could check with the help of the 'Control Panel'. The 'Properties' in the 'Internet Control' option can be used to check the IP address of the system. If any error message is highlighted, your Internet access uses a static IP address. The wireless adaptor in the system is also important. You have to check the drivers and the ports before installing the drivers to the system.
If the printers connected to the router experience any issues, the connection would not be successful and thus you would fail to share the printers through the wireless network. The drivers of the printers and all the settings are to be verified before connecting them to the router. If the driver is not compatible with the printer, then also you would fail to connect the printer to the router.
A printer server is a device that enables communication among the printers in a network. Printer server software is thus a software application which provides support for all the tasks of the printer sever. Each of the system could set up any of the printer in the network as its default printer, but might always choose to send a print job to any of the other printers recognized by the printer server. The printer server can be in the form of one single server or can be combined with any of other printer servers in the same network. Proper printer server is also necessary to complete the connection with the router.
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