Set-up a Wireless Printer on computer with Windows® Vista®
What is a wireless printer and what are the issues that can occur while setting up a wireless printer on computer with Windows Vista?
A printer is a kind of computer peripheral or a device that interacts with a computer and receives information from it. It helps to create a hard copy of documents that exist in electronic form on the computer’s hard drive or a location accessed by the computer. Like the other peripherals, printers can be connected to the computer in various ways. The connection methods have traditionally included the printer cables, USB cables, Ethernet cables, and more recently, the wireless connections. The printers that are capable of connecting wirelessly are referred to as wireless printers. Wireless printer has several advantages over the ordinary cable connected printer. It can be placed far away from the computer with which its works, which can diminish noise, or create centralized access for a printer which is shared by several people. The use of wireless printer also eliminates the danger of long cables that may cause a tripping hazard.
The issues that can occur while setting up a wireless printer in Windows Vista and the tips for setting up a wireless printer in Windows Vista are:
- Wireless card issue
- Router issues
- Wireless printer set-up
Wireless card issue
In order to set up a wireless printer in your computer, the first thing that you will need is a wireless card. If your system or your Windows Vista has any compatibility issue with the wireless card, you will have problems in the set-up. You need to make sure of the wireless card compatibility. A corrupted or an in compatible driver will also create issues in carrying out the set-up.
You need a router in order to connect wirelessly to your wireless printer. You may face a router not being recognized issue or unable to find the printer issues. Also you may have router driver compatibility with your Windows Vista. You need to install compatible drivers to match Windows Vista compatibility issues.
Install the printer software in your computer, do a system restart if your computer prompts you for it. After the restart, click 'Start' then go to 'Control panel', go to 'Hardware and sound', Pprinters', and click on the 'Add a printer tool bar'. Then click on the box, add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer. This will make your computer will search for the printer and you can then click on it and you are done.
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