Resolve issues while installing network printer on Windows® 7
What are the different issues that can occur while installing network printers on computer with Windows 7?
The common way to install a printer on home network is to install it as a stand-alone device on the network, and then add a connection to the printer on each computer that is on network. Wireless printers use a built-in wireless card and plug into a power source. After this turn on the printer, and refer to the information that came with the printer to setup a wireless connection to each computer on a home network. Each printer manufacturer determines the security options for wireless printing. It connect printer directly to the network. These printers depend on whether the printer and your network device used is an Ethernet, universal serial bus or another type of connection. They also need to refer to installation information or tools provided by the printer manufacturer.
The different issues that can occur while installing network printers are on Windows 7 are as following:
- Add Internet connection sharing
- Cannot send a print job
- Incompatible point and print situations
Add Internet connection sharing
After adding Internet Connection Sharing to the network, you may be unable to print. This issue occurs because Internet Connection Sharing using a Class C subnet that has an address range. To resolve this issue, reset the Internet Protocol address of the printer to match the subnet of the computers that are using Internet Connection Sharing. It connects more than one printer directly to the network.
Cannot send a print job
You might be unable to send a print job from Windows 7 to a Microsoft Windows 98-based client that is using a password for the printer share. For resolving this replace the computer with the computer name of the Windows 98-based computer that is sharing the printer. Now replace the printer with the name of the printer share, and replace password with the password for the printer share.
Point and Print functionality was introduced in Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows 98 Second Edition and in Windows NT 3.5. They connect to a printer on the print server, then the connecting client looks for the appropriate drivers on the print server. The drivers are installed on the server, and the drivers are automatically downloaded and configured for the client. When the drivers are not present, you are prompted to select the drivers. Then, they attempt to connect a Windows-based network client to a print server.
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