Troubleshooting Network Printers
Network printer lets you connect with other computers without turning the host computer on. With network printers, the printer is directly connected to all network devices so that it is accessible to every system in your office. This innovation saves your money, time and energy when printing tons of materials. The network printers could be installed easily and also be upgraded regularly so that it could access a particular network. The main advantage of this feature is that it is usually very easy to install and access with any type of operating system for your computer. When using network printers, a lot of users prefer to keep their network devices so that it could produce less hassle when wires are limited around their computer. Surely this is a best buy for large company and offices while comparing network printers with other printer using host computer. Although network computers save your precious time, money and electricity, there are lots of issues that might occur in this printer.
- Issues with network printers
- Use compatible driver
- Add computer properly to the network
Issues with network printers
Sometimes you can’t print to a network printer because of some issue. Sometimes the problem could be with the client computer, means a problem with the printer driver, a misconfiguration of the application trying to print, miscofigured printer settings, a spooler being out of space and so on. The problem might also because of a bad network card, the wrong IP address and might also because of the printer itself.
Use compatible driver
Sometimes the printer can’t able to print because of the incompatiblt driver used. If you recently installed a new version of Windows Operating System, changed the printer driver, or are trying to print to the printer for the first time, you should need to install drivers that are compatible with the version of Windows operating system that you are running.
If you are trying to print to a printer that you added using TCP/IP protocol address instead of printer name, then make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet or the network where the printer is installed. If you experienced a power outage recently, the printer TCP/IP address might have changed and the new address would not work with the printer port that you used to connect the printer to your computer.
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