Tips to setup network printer on Windows® 7
What are the different ways to set-up network printer on Windows 7? What are the common problems of network printer on Windows 7?
Printer is a device which prints the text on paper. Printers are standard tools for creating reports, reproducing photos, for faxing messages etc. Usually the printing process starts in your system when you instruct the word processor to print a document. The application would send the document to the printer and the printer would read the file and then finally produce it on paper. To enable this in your system you must have a printer driver which enables the Operating System to manipulate printing functions. A wireless printer would offer great convenience for you.
The following are ways to install network printer on Windows 7 and the problems of Network printer and the tips to fix them:
- Methods to install Network Printer
- Problems of the Network Printer
- Tips to fix the problems
Methods to install Network Printer
In order to install Network Printer on Windows 7 you would have to follow certain steps. First, go to the start menu and select Devices and Printer. Then, select 'Add a printer option'. After that you would have to chose the item called Choose printer port. Enter the port name, IP address and name of your network printer and click next. You could choose either Windows update or hard disk so as to install printer driver. Windows update would install the driver automatically and if you are using hard disk then you would have to follow wizard so as to finish the installation.
Problems of the Network Printer
One of the main problems with the Network Printer installed on Windows 7 is, you would face printing problem. This issue mainly occurs due to changes in the Printer settings. If the drivers which you have installed for the printers on Windows 7 are not compatible with it then also you would have to face certain issues. Paper jam is one of the other issues that occurs in Windows 7 system.
It is always recommended to reset your printer settings on Windows 7 system if you have recently made any changes to it. Also check whether the printer cable which is connected to your Windows 7 system is firmly attached at both ends. Then while installing the printer drivers always try to install the drivers which are compatible with Windows 7. In order to avoid paper jam, open the cover on the printer and ensure that no paper is hindering the movement of the print head.
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