Fixing Printer Issues
The main feature of the printer is that it could be easily shared in a network. So, you can print documents from all computers using a common printer. Connect the printer to the network using end of a Cat5 cable. You need to connect to other end into the network port of your printer. IP address of the printer needs to be obtained to establish a connection. With the IP address, the printer could be traced in a network. The main feature of network printer is that it is easy to set up and configure. The main issue comes when the computer is not detected in the network. Another issue is that if you are using a wireless printer and it is kept further apart, you might not be able to access the printer.
- Printer not compatible
- Unable to access printer
- Can’t detect printer
Printer not compatible
The printer might not be compatible with the network in some situations. This issue arises when the device drivers are faulty. You might add the printer using the 'Add a printer' wizard. Add the printer to the computer and after that, you need to download and install drivers. After installing drivers, make sure that you reboot the computer.
Unable to access printer
Difficulty in access to the printer issue happens with wireless printers. You could add and configure your wireless printer from the Control Panel. If your wireless printer uses a Bluetooth technology, you need to ensure that your system has a Bluetooth adapter, otherwise, you might fail to use your wireless printer in your system. Next, you need to install the correct printer driver.
For installing the computer properly in the network, you need to have the IP address of printer. Network printers allow you to print a configuration sheet. You might find the basic information about the printer along with the current network configuration. The IP address of the entire printer might be listed. Some programs might block access to the network printer. You need to close other programs while configuring.
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