Windows® 7 Unable to Connect to Network Printer
A printer is a kind of computer peripheral or device that interacts with a computer and receives information from it; in this case, to create a hard copy of documents that exist in electronic form on the computer's drive or a location accessed by the computer. Some printers are known as network printers; they have built-in network interfaces. It may be wireless or Ethernet based, and can serve as a hard copy device for any user on the network. Some individual printers are often designed to support both local and network connected users at the same time. You can make use of the network printer to make prints from all the computers connected to your network.
Following are the problems that can occur while connecting to a network printer with Windows 7:
- Different Problems
- Causes and Symptoms
- Tips to Fix Issues
At times you may have issues in connecting to the network printer with your Windows 7 based computer. This issue may occur if you have any issues with the connected printer, such as if the printer is not turned on or if your printer driver or software is found missing. If you have any issues with your printer hardware, you may have issues in connecting to the printer. Also you may find your Windows 7 is unable to access the printer that is connected to the network.
Causes and Symptoms
You may face the issues of your computer not connecting with the network printer, driver files are missing or corrupted; this may be caused due to the malware issues with the computer that the printer is connected to. If you encounter any hardware related issues with your network printer, you will have issues in accessing it. If the power is not on you may find it unable to locate your network printer. If you have issues with the connecting cables, you may find difficult to access your printer.
If you have issues with the driver file corruption, you will need to update your antivirus program to fix all the malware issues in the computers connected to your network. Then you can install the necessary drivers for your network printer. If you have connectivity issues, you check if your printer is on and if your connectivity cables are having no issues. If you see that if you have issues due to any hardware trouble you may need to get it fixed or get it replaced by an authorized person.
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