Installing a Network Printer in Microsoft® Windows® 7
What are the various ways to fix the issue that may occur while installing a printer in a network in Windows 7?
Printer installation error can occur when trying to print from a Windows Vista–based computer to a computer running Windows 7. Windows 7 computer is properly connected to the home network and set to share printers. If the other computers on your network share files with Windows 7 computer and they can share files with that computer but still encounter access denied error. You could find your computer name by right-clicking My Computer and then clicking Properties. You would find the name under the Computer Name tab. To find the printer name in Windows 7 click the Start button click Printers and Faxes, right-click the shared printer, and then click Properties.
The following are some of the problems that may arise while installing a printer in a network on a Windows 7 system:
- Resolve printer problems
- Bluetooth and wireless issues
- Network connection problems
Resolve printer problems
Windows Network Diagnostics can help you identify and resolve network problems such as problems connecting to a wireless network or problems connecting to the Internet. Open Printers by clicking the Start button and click Control Panel. Click hardware and sound then click Printers. Click Add a printer and make sure Local Port is selected in the list and then click the Next button. In the Port Name dialog box, type computer name, printer name and then click OK and complete the rest of the wizard and then click Finish.
Bluetooth and wireless issues
Make sure that Bluetooth adapter is plugged in to your computer and turned on and that your Bluetooth printer is turned on. You might also need to the remove your connection to the Bluetooth printer and then try again to detect it using the Add Printer Wizard. For more information, see troubleshoot problems with bluetooth enable device and if the Add Printer Wizard still does not detect your printer check the information that came with the printer to make sure that it is set up correctly to work with your computer and then try again.
Open the Network Diagnostics by right-clicking the network icon in the notification area and then click on "Diagnose and repair."If the problem began after you installed new software check your connection settings to see if they have been changed Test your router to see whether it is fully compatible with Windows Vista by running the Internet Connectivity evaluation tool.
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