Saturday, August 11, 2012

Connecting Network Printer in Windows


How to add a network printer in Windows XP & Windows 7?

Method - 1 
Installing a network printer to a Windows XP machine from another XP-based computer is very simple. You can do so by following the under-mentioned steps:

Step-1
 
First make sure that the printer attached on the XP machine is shared.

Step-2

If the printer is not shared then go to the computer where it is installed.

Step-3

From Control Panel open Printers and Faxes.

Step-4

Right click on the printer and choose Sharing to open printer Properties.



Step-5

Then click the Share this printer radio button and give the printer a share name.



Step-6

Now go to your own XP machine, i.e. from where you wish to connect to this printer.

Step-7

Open the Start menu.

Step-8

Click My Network Places.

Step-9

Under Network Tasks, click the View Workgroup Computers.

Step-10

Under Other Places, click Microsoft Windows Network.

Step-11

Now find the right XP computer where the printer is installed.

Step-12

Right click on the printer and click Connect.



Step-13

Follow the onscreen instructions to finish connecting to the network printer.


Method - 2
This method is especially applicable when you want to install a network printer to a Win XP machine from a Windows 7 machine:

Step-1

Go to Control Panel.

Step-2

Open Printers and Faxes.


 
Step-3

Under Printer Tasks, click Add a printer to open the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next.



Step-4

Click the radio button entitled A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer, and then click Next.



Step-5

Click the Browse for a printer radio button, set the printer location, and then click Next.



Step-6

Find and select the desired printer.



Step-7

Follow the onscreen instructions to finish connecting to the network printer.



Again, If the printer is installed on a Windows 7 (X-86 or x-64) machine and you want to connect it on a XP machine then just repeat the above instructions.

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