How to Connect a Printer to WiFi

Did you know that you can print from multiple devices from anywhere in your home? It’s easy as long as your wireless printer and computer, tablet, or smartphone are connected to the same WiFi network. Here below, you can find some simple steps to follow that should work on most printers by Canon, Epson, or HP. 

You can start by using the wireless setup wizard tool. To connect your printer to a WiFi network, make sure your printer is within WiFi range. Then look for the wireless setting options and the main menu, and open it. This could also be called a network for WiFi set up in some printers. Choose the wireless setup wizard or WiFi setup wizard option. Select your WiFi network and enter your password and follow up the instructions to finish setting up. 

You can also connect your WiFi using WiFi protected setup, or WPS. With your router handy and in range, press the WPS button to turn it on. Next, on your printer, look for the WPS or wireless button. On some printers, this is in the touch screen menu. Once activated, your printer will automatically connect to your router. When connected, follow the instruction on the printer to finish setting it up. 

To Print From Your Phone or Tablet

You first need to make sure that your device and printer are connected to the same WiFi network. Then open the document you want to print. Tap the print icon or three dots on the android device. Scroll down to print and select your printer from the list and follow the steps on your mobile screen.

For Printing from a Computer

To find your printer setup on your Mac, open system preferences and click on printers and scanners. If you don’t see your printer on the list, click the plus icon and select your printer. From the use drop-down menu below, choose your printer software or driver. You can use Airprint if you are connected to an AirPrint-enabled printer. Select a pre-installed printer software on your computer or download it from the Apple store, or add the printer software from a file on your Mac. 

To check your printer setup on a Windows computer, make sure your printer is turned on. On your computer, click Start, settings, devices, and open printers and scanners. If you don’t see your printer listed, select add a printer or scanner and wait to find it in your nearby printers. You can connect your printer now to the list. Make sure it is listed in the printers and scanners section. If you still cannot add your printer, you might need to reinstall or update the printer’s driver. For this, in the same printers and scanners menu, click on the print server properties in related settings. Under drivers, choose your printer’s driver, select remove, and click remove driver and driver package. Go back to the printer server properties. Click on drivers, add and use the add printer driver wizard to reinstall your printer driver.

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