Wireless Printer Installation
Wireless technology includes moving information back and forth between electronic devices using radio waves instead of cables and wires. Wireless technology is widely used in various devices as well as computers and printers. Most printers come with what is called fixed wireless transmission. Fixed wireless is a type of wireless communication which takes place in one area which includes building or even just a portion of a building. Wi-Fi is a popular wireless transmission method which is used for networks which spread out over only a few hundred feet. Most home networks and office networks operate on Wi-Fi. Wireless modem comes with a built-in antenna to broadcast the Wi-Fi signals to the networked wireless devices, including printers. Bluetooth unlike Wi-Fi can only broadcast up to 33 feet away. Bluetooth-enabled printers can communicate with Bluetooth-enabled phones within 33 feet, allowing a user to print photos from a mobile phone.
- Wireless adapter driver
- Printer driver
- Tips for installation
Wireless adapter driver
To install a wireless printer in the system, you need to make sure that the system has a wireless adapter. If your system comes with a wireless adapter, then you need to install compatible drivers for your adapter. You need to download the drivers from the manufacturer's website. Always make sure that you install a compatible version of the driver.
You need to install the printer driver as the drivers act as a communicator between the wireless printer and the operating system. You need to check the wireless printer type before you download and install the drivers in your system. You can keep the Windows Automatic Update option turned 'on' to get the drivers updated automatically while you go online.
If your wireless printer uses a Bluetooth technology to connect to your system, you need to ensure that your system has a Bluetooth adapter. Otherwise, you may fail to connect wireless printer in your system. You also need to install a compatible printer driver in your system. You can configure your wireless printer in the Control Panel of Windows 7 Operating System. If you have any problems with your wireless printer it may due to the wireless network. You need to ensure the proper working of wireless network if you face any issues with your printer.
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