Set-up a Wireless Network Printer
What is a wireless print server and what are the points to keep in mind while configuring printer in wireless network. Also explain the ways to set-up printer in a wireless network?
A printer is a kind of peripheral or a computer device that interacts with a computer and receives information from it. It helps to create a hard copy of documents that exist in electronic form on the computer’s hard drive or a location accessed by the computer. Like other peripherals, the printers can be connected to the computer in various ways. Connection methods have traditionally included the printer cables, USB cables, Ethernet cables, and more recently, the wireless connections. The printers that are capable of connecting without cables are referred as wireless printers. A wireless printer has several advantages over the ordinary cable connected printer. It can be placed farther away from the computer with which its works, which can diminish noise, or create centralized access for a printer which is shared by several people. By making use of wireless printer you can eliminate the danger of long cables that may cause a tripping hazard. To set-up a wireless printer you need cable or modem, wireless router, and Wi-Fi enabled printer.
The wireless print servers and the ways to set-up printer in a wireless network are:
- Wireless printer server
- Points to keep in mind
- Setting up printer in wireless network
Wireless printer server
A wireless printer server is a device that is used to connect a USB printer directly to a wireless network. The wireless network helps to connect to computers and other computer hardware together without the use of cables. This allows others to share and print without the help of another computer.
Points to keep in mind
To complete a wireless printer server set-up, you will need a server, cable or DSL modem, wireless router and a printer that is Wi-Fi enabled. Make sure that your printer software is properly installed and is compatible with your installed Operating System or your printer. Make sure that you install OS compatible router drivers, Wi-Fi hardware drivers. Before carrying out any installation, you are advised to check and fix the malware threats in your computer
You need to turn on your printer and then browse the printer to the wireless setting and search for the wireless network. Enter the log in information for your network, if needed, in to the printer; this will connect your printer to your wireless network. Go to 'Control panel', 'printers', and then 'Printer manager'. Then click on the 'Add printer', 'Next', click 'Browse', then click 'Next'. Add the printer, you can look for the printer that you have added earlier. Click and select the printer and click 'Next'. You can follow the printer wizard prompts, and add the printer to your wireless network.
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