How to Connect Your Printer to Wireless Network

January 22, 2014


Wireless printing is always helpful and easy. You need not be a computer geek to connect your printer to wireless network. Just make sure that your printer is network ready so that you can get rid of the tedious work to drag your laptop over to the printer to connect it directly, instead you can directly connect it to your home network and print from wherever you are sitting. To connect your printer to wireless network here are some simple steps which may hardly take 20 minutes or so. Here’s how we can proceed.

Things you require:

Make sure that your printer is network ready or has a wireless network adapter.
Your printer and wireless router both should be connected to power source.
Configure your printer to the wireless router. First enable the DHCP option on the computer to get the IP address automatically and then configure DHCP server of the wireless router and thereafter assign the IP address automatically.


Step 1:

Go to “Start” click on “Devices and Printers”

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Step 2:

Click “Add a Printer” next to the “Add a Device”.

Step 3:

Next under “Add Printer” click on “Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth Printer”

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Step 4:

You then get a list of wireless printers. Select the printer you want to print from the list and hit “Next”

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Step 5:

Let it get connected to the selected printer and when done click “Next”

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Step 6:

Once the printing procedure gets completed, click “Finish”. In case you have multiple printers on your network select this printer as your default so for the next time it gets connected automatically. You can test it by allowing printing a test page just to make sure that your printer is up and running fine.

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