How to connect multiple computers to a printer through a network

Connecting a network printer is a different process than connecting it to an individual computer. In most cases, the printer connects directly to the wireless router to be part of the network. Network printers are especially suited to small businesses or households where more than one computer needs to connect to a printer. They also give users the option to use them from anywhere within the reach of the network.

Connecting a network printer is a different process than connecting it to an individual computer. In most cases, the printer connects directly to the wireless router to be part of the network. Network printers are especially suited to small businesses or households where more than one computer needs to connect to a printer. They also give users the option to use them from anywhere within the reach of the network.

Step 1

Connect the printer directly to the network by passing an Ethernet cable from the port on the back of the printer to one of the available ports on the router.

Step 2

Click “Start” on a computer connected to the network. Then, click on “Devices and Printers” in the “Start” menu. Then click on “Add a printer”. Finally, click on “Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer”.

Step 3

Select your printer in the list of nearby devices in the range. Click on “Next” It allows the computer to download and install the device drivers for the printer. Then, click “Next” when the computer tells you that the driver installation was completed successfully.

Step 4

Write an alias for your printer that you can easily remember and distinguish from the other printers you have installed on your computer. Click on “Next” Indicates that you want to share the printer with other computers on the network. Enter the information to identify this printer with other users of the network. Then, click “Next”, and in the box of the final screen to make this printer the default on this computer.

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