Need to Share Printer Using Wireless Router
Printers are electronic devices which help to print documents. Printers are common nowadays. A router is a device or any of the software application in the system, which determines the next network point for sending the packet. Routers can be classified as wireless and wired. Wireless routers are an alternative to the wired one. Wireless routers are wired ones and the user could use the wired and the wireless features at the same time. Another choice is a wireless router with a built-in DSL or cable modem. Wireless networks are considered to be 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 system in that network, you could print documents.
- Proper home network
- Printer server
- Proper printers
Proper home network
Printers can be connected to the wireless router only if the network is connected properly. 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 in the system. The MAC address of the system is also to be verified.
A printer server is necessary to connect the printer to a network. 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 print sever. Each of the systems could set up any of the printers 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. A proper printer server is also necessary to complete the connection with the router.
The status of the printer connected to the network also needs to be verified to connect the printer to the 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.
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