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How To Set Up A Wireless Printer Connection?

Almost all the latest printers have the wireless connectivity feature. Using this, you can connect your desktop, laptop, or hand-held devices to the printer over a wireless network. Now, let’s see how to set up a wireless printer connection in detail.

How To Set Up A Wireless Printer Connection

Step 1: Connecting The Printer To Wireless Network

  • Before you begin the wireless connectivity process, make sure that you have configured your printer correctly. Check if your wireless router is turned ON and ready for the setup process.
  • Now, turn your printer ON. 
  • The wireless connectivity process may vary based on the printer model, but the overall procedure is the same.

Printer’s With A Built-In Menu

Refer to your printer’s user guide to know the exact procedure to connect the printer to the network. If your printer’s user guide is not available or damaged, download it from the official support site.

Printer’s With The WPS Button

The WPS method is the simple and easiest way to set up a wireless printer connection. To perform this method, you need a router that supports WPS. Press the WPS button on your printer’s control panel. Now, locate and press the WPS button on the wireless router within 2 minutes. Once the printer is linked to the network, the message similar to Connected Successfully or Connected will be displayed on the printer.

Printer’s Without A Built-In Menu

 Most of the old-model wireless printers don’t have a built-in menu. In this case, use a USB cable to temporarily connect the printer to the wireless network. First, connect your computer to the Wi-Fi network. Next, connect the printer to your computer using the USB cable. Now, open the printer driver file. Perform the on-screen instructions to complete the wireless connectivity process.

Now, your printer will be connected to the wireless network successfully. The next step is to add your Wireless Printer on a Windows or Mac computer.

Step 2: Adding The Printer 

For Windows

Go to your computer’s control panel window. Click the View devices and printers or Devices and Printers option followed by Add a printer. Select your printer from the available printers list. If prompted, install your printer driver on the computer using the setup CD or using the downloaded driver file.

For Mac

Go to your Mac computer’s System Preferences window. Click Print & followed by Scan. Then click on the ‘+’ sign. Select your printer and follow the prompts displayed on the screen to complete the wireless connectivity process.

Once you set up a wireless printer connection to the computer, you can try a test print to check the printer status.

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