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Network printer setup on Windows 7 - how to

  • Oct 17, 2020
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You want to use a printer with multiple computers, you can set it up as a network printer. How to succeed in Windows 7, you will learn in this practical tip.

Network printer on Windows 7 set up

  1. Click on the Start Button and select right in the Start menu and select "devices and printers" from.
  2. Click on the button "add a printer" (see image). Here, select the lower point "A network printer from the add". It will now search for all the available printers on the network and displayed.
  3. The printer is found, select it and click on the bottom right "More".
  4. You give the printer an appropriate name and click again on "Next".
  5. Now you can select the printer as the default printer. You want to do, put the hook in front of the corresponding point. Finally, click on "finish".
  6. If during the Installation of the network printer problems, follow the instructions in the following paragraph.
Network printer set up

Common problems and their solutions

  • Should the printer is not directly found in this practice tip, such as the printer, manually set up.
  • Your printer only has a USB port, you can connect the device to your Computer is limited availability in the network. It can be printed from another Computer only if the Computer is connected to the printer, also is on.
  • Thus, the printer is in the network for other computers available, he needs to be to the Router using a network cable connected (see image). So every Computer on your network can access the printer.
Ethernet Cable
(Image: Christian Horvat, CC BY-SA)