Set-up a Wi-Fi® Printer
What are the issues that can occur during the setup of Wi-Fi printer?
Printer is a computer peripheral or a device that interacts with a computer and receives information from it. It enables you to create hard copies of documents that exist in electronic form on your computer’s hard drive or a location you access. Like the other peripherals, the printers can be connected to the computer in various ways. You are allowed to connect to the printers by the use of the printer cables, USB cables, Ethernet cables, and more recently, the wireless connections. Printers that are capable of connecting wirelessly are referred to as wireless printers. Printers are capable of being connected to the network via an Ethernet cable. However, more printers are being equipped with wireless capabilities. This allows the printer to directly connect to a wireless router without the need for any Ethernet cables or other wires. By this the wire clutter is reduced, and the printer doesn't need to be near the computer.
The issues that can occur during the setup of Wi-Fi printer and the ways to setup a Wi-Fi printer are:
- Router issues
- Wi-Fi issue
- Wi-Fi printer set-up
You will need a router in order to connect wirelessly to your wireless printer. You may encounter a router not recognized issue or an unable to find the printer issues. Also, you may face a router driver compatibility with your installed Operating System. You should install compatible drivers to fix your Operating System compatibility issues or the driver file corruption or missing errors.
To set up a wireless printer in your system, your computer needs Wi-Fi hardware and the Wi-Fi connectivity enabled. If you face any issues with the Wi-Fi hardware or your Wi-Fi driver, you will have issues in setting up your Wireless printer. You need to make sure of the compatibility of your driver with your Operating System. An incompatible or a corrupted driver will also create issues in running the set-up.
Wi-Fi printer set-up
Turn on your printer and then browse the printer to the wireless setting and search for the network. You need to enter the login information for your network, if needed, in to the printer. This will connect your printer to your network. Then go to 'Control panel', 'Printers', 'Printer manager'. Then click on the 'Add printer', click 'Next', click 'Browse', then click 'Next'. Look for the printer that you connected earlier and if the printer typically has the name of the manufacturer, followed by the name of the printer model. Click on the printer, then click 'Next', follow the rest of the wizard's prompts.
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