Want to access the printer on the computer but don’t know how? Don’t worry! In this post, we will walk you through how to connect printer to the computer in just a few simple steps.
Connecting a Wired Printer on Windows
Install a Local Printer on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1
- Click on Start button, then click on Device and Printer Option
- Click to Add a Printer and in this wizard click to Add a Local Printer
- After this, Choose a Printer Port page, choose the Use an existing port button.
- Be sure that the recommended printer port is selected, and click Next.
- Install the Printer Driver page will appear.
- Select the printer manufacturer and model. Finally, click Next.
Issue? If desired printer is not listed, then click on Windows Update button to check if Windows will find additional.
How to Install a Network, Wireless, or Bluetooth Printer on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1?
- Click the Start button and Click Devices and Printers.
- Click Add a Printer. When the Add Printer Wizard appears, click Add a Network and choose either Wireless or Bluetooth printer.
- You will find a list of available printers where you will need to select the one you want to use.
- When you find the right printer, click Next. Now assuming that your printer is connected to the network, you will only find available printers on the network.
- If you are prompted to install the printer driver, simply click Install Driver.
- If you are asked to provide an administrator password, be sure to type the password to provide confirmation.
- From here, complete any additional steps found in the Wizard, and then click Finish.
Steps to Install a Network, Wireless, or Bluetooth Printer on Windows 10?
- Select the Start button and then click Settings, then Devices, and finally Printers & Scanners.
- Click Add a Printer or Scanner.
- Wait for it to find nearby printers, then choose the one you want to use, and select Add device.
- If your printer isn’t in the list, click “The printer that I want isn’t listed”, and follow the instructions to add it manually.
- There is no need to worry, as the Wizard will walk you through each step.
Connect Network Printer in Windows 2000 and XP
- Power on your printer and connect to network.
- Open the contro panel and Double-click the Printers or Printers and Faxes icon.
- Double-click the Add a printer icon. This will open the window and click on Next button.
- Once in the printer wizard, click the Next button to get started.
- Select network A printer, or a printer attached to another computer or Network Printer and click Next.
- Type the name of the printer’s network address.
- The address is the name of the computer and then the name of the printer.
- Once the network path to the printer is typed in, click Next.
Connect Printer in Windows 95, 98, or ME
- Turn on your printer and connected
- Go to the control panel option and Double-click the Printers icon.
- Double-click the Add a printer option and click on Next button
- Select Network Printer and click Next.
- Type the network path to the printer like if your priter is of HP then path will be \hope\h
Connecting a Wired Printer on Mac
- Update your Mac. Before you connect a printer to your Mac, you’ll need to make sure that all of the most recent drivers and patches are installed on your computer.
- Set your printer near your computer. Make sure that it is close enough that the cable can reach your computer without tension.
- Turn on your printer. Press your printer’s power button; it will likely have a Image titled Windowspower.png icon on or next to it.
- Plug the printer into your computer using a USB cable. The USB cable should plug into a USB port on your computer’s housing.
- Click Install and follow the onscreen prompts. As long as your printer is compatible with your Mac, it will most likely install on your computer right away. Click Download & Install button on a pop-up window to complete the installation. Once this process is complete, your printer is ready to use on your Mac.
Maintaining Printer Needs
- Clean the Print Head
- Clean the Outside of the Printer
- Clean the Inside of the Printer
- Turn The Printer Off
- Don’t Skimp On Ink Cartridges
- Be Careful What You Touch
- Replace Your Ink Before It Runs Out
- Print Something on a Regular Basis
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