Wednesday, September 2, 2009

How to setup network printer

  1. Click Start, then Printers and Faxes (Windows XP) or Windows icon, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, then Printer (Windows Vista). Double-click Add a Printer to start the "Add Printer Wizard," then click Next.
  2. You will be given an option between Local Printer and Network Printer. Select Local Printer. Make sure the Automatically detect and install my plug and play printer is not selected (Windows XP), then click Next. Select Create a new port in the Type field, then select Standard TCP/IP Port. Click Next (twice in Windows XP).
  3. In the Printer Name or IP Address field, enter the Domain (host) name of the printer (e.g., which you received from the Hostmaster in response to your request for a fixed IP address. Click Next, then Finish.
  4. If you are placed back in the Select the Printer Port window, make sure that Use the following port is selected. From the list, select the Standard TCP/IP Port you just created. It should appear at the bottom of the list. Click Next.
  5. Select the manufacturer and printer model, or select Have Disk if you are going to install the drivers from a CD or have installed them from the Web. Click Next.
  6. In the Name field, enter the name that will identify your printer on your computer. Specify whether you want this printer to be the default printer. Click Next. Select Do not share printer, then click Next twice. Click Finish. The printer should now be accessible from your computer.
  7. You should be able to print a test page on the printer.


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