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Friday, 30 November 2012

Steps To Setup A Wireless Printer In Windows 7

Wireless printers are a great way to printer on or more documents from various computers connected in a network.  The best thing about wireless printers is that they can be installed without cables anywhere in the area within the network range.

The following steps will help you setup a wireless printer on a network:

Before you Begin
  • Download all the necessary printer drivers from the website onto your computer.
  • Write down your network’s SSID (Network name) and its WEP/WPA security key or pass phrase.
  • Without the network SSID/ pass phrase , you won’t be able to install your product.
  • Ensure that your computer is connected to the wireless router.
  • Make sure your printer is connected to your printer.
  • Turn on your computer.
  • Turn on your Wireless Router.
  • Turn on your printer.
  • Set the firewall to a lower level so that the wireless router and printer can communicate.

Setup your wireless printer

1. Access the "Setup" menu from the touch screen on your wireless printer and Select the "Wireless Setup Wizard" option.


2. Enter the name of your wireless network (Network SSID) and the security password (security key/pass phrase) for the wireless network.


3. Install the software  provided with the printer in the computer after the printer has connected to your desired  network.

4. Click on Start -> Devices and Printers


5. Click on “Add a Printer”


6. Click on “Add a Network, Wireless or Bluetooth printer


7. Computer will search for available printers


8. Click the name of the printer you want to add and click next.


9. Click on “Print a test page” to ensure that your printer is working.


10. After the printer has been added, a dialog of “Printer Successfully Installed” will be shown. Click on Finish to complete printer installation process.

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