Unable to Add Printer Connection
What are the reasons due to which users are unable to add printer connection?
Printer is a device that is used to take hard prints of documents. The documents that are in computer as a soft copy can be printed using the printer. In order to set up printer, you need to connect the printer to the computer first. The printers are connected by various means. You might use a printer cable to connect the printer to the computer. Most of the printers available come with the USB cable. The printer might be connected through the printer port or using USB drives. Make sure that you install the appropriate drivers for the printer. The drivers are software that are specifically designed to support the printer.
Following are the reasons due to which users are unable to add printer connection:
- Add printer connection
- Driver issues
- Check connection
Add printer connection
You need to set-up the printer for its proper functioning. Access ‘control panel’ from Windows Operating System and double click on 'printers' or 'printers and faxes'. After doing this, you need to click on 'Add a printer' icon. Then, right click on printer icon and click on ‘properties’. Windows will add printer connected to computer. The printer will be installed automatically with generic drivers.
The drivers need to be installed with respect to the printer. If the printer is not installed in the computer, then issues might occur. The printer might not be detected if the drivers are not installed properly. You might use driver CD that came with the purchase of printer. You might also download and install printer drivers from the website of manufacturer.
You need to check the printer cable. The printer cable is a thick cable that is used to connect printer to computer. You might also use a USB cable to connect the computer to the printer. This can be achieved if you are having a printer that supports USB cable. If printer is not detected, you need to check if the connection is correct and the cable is not damaged.
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