How to set up a wireless printer

What is a wireless printer?

With a wireless printer, all the computers in your home can print via a single printer, from anywhere in the house within a range of 100 feet. You don't have to worry about cord clutter. At the same time, you can save on buying hardware (printers) and the cost of energy consumption for each computer to have its own printer.

How to connect the computer to the printer

Connect the computer to the printer in 3 ways

You can connect the computer to the wireless printer in 3 ways:

  1. WiFi protected setup
  2. Wireless setup wizard
  3. USB cable

Which method you use depends on which one is supported by your printer.

Set up the wireless network

You need a wireless network to begin the connection. In order to set up your wireless network, here are the 3 components you need:

  1. Wireless router
  2. Wireless printer
  3. Computer

This is the connection between your computer and printer. Your computer must be connected to this wireless router wirelessly or via an ethernet cable.

What you need to install into your computer

For every computer that you want to print from through the same wireless printer, you need to install the software driver of that printer first. This software comes with the printer when you purchase it. If you don't have it, simply download the most up-to-date drivers from the official website of the printer.

If you connect the computer to the printer via a USB cable, the step on driver installation is included. This step is not included in the other 2 methods.

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