The printer should be connected to a network.

You can learn how to connect a printer to a network by following the instructions on this page.It’s possible to connect your printer to your router if it has ausb port.To act as a print server, your router needs to be configured so that it can.You can connect an external print server to your routers through a wired or wireless connection if you don’t have printer support.

Step 1: It’s a good idea to have a port on your router.

Some routers don’t support ausb connection.The majority of high-end routers have ausb function.You will need a print server to connect your printer to a network if your router doesn’t support it.

Step 2: You need to connect the printer to the port on your computer.

The easiest way to connect your printer to the router is with theusb port.

Step 3: Wait 60 seconds for power to come on the printer.

Plug the printer into an electrical outlet or power strip if you haven’t already done so.Wait 60 seconds for the printer to recognize you.

Step 4: Print sharing is enabled on your computer.

If you want to enable print sharing on your router, you have to open a web browser and type in the address bar.Log in to your computer.This will take you to the device’s settings screen.Look for the menu that says “usb printer support” or “printer server mode” and then save your settings.Each router has a different login method.It is advisable to consult the user’s manual or technical support for your particular routers to learn how to log in and enable Print sharing.You may need to purchase an external print server if you can’t locate print sharing.

Step 5: You can click the Start icon.

The Start button has a logo.By default, it’s in the lower- left corner.Make sure your computer is connected to the internet.

Step 6: There are types of Printers.

The “Printers & Scanners” settings option can be found at the top of the Windows Start menu.

Step 7: Click on the Printers and Scanners to see them.

It is at the top of the menu.This opens the Printers menu.

Step 8: You can add a printer or scanning device.

The computer will be scanned for available computers.It won’t detect the printer you want.

Step 9: The printer that I want is not listed.

After Windows finishes scanning, this option appears.

Step 10: Click next if you want to add a local printer or network.

The “Find a printer by other options” menu has this option at the bottom.In the lower-right corner of the menu, click the radial button next to it.

Step 11: “Make a new printer port” is what you’re supposed to do.

There are two options in the “Choose a port” menu.The radial button can be used to select it.

Step 12: Click the Next button if you want to select “Standard TCP/IP”.

Click “Next” in the lower-right corner if you want to use the drop-down menu next to “Type of port”.

Step 13: Click Next to type your internet protocol address.

The bar next to “Hostname or IP address” is where you should type the same address you used to log in.The port name can be anything you want.When you are done, click “Next” in the lower-right corner.The port will be detected by Windows.

Step 14: Click Next if you want to select “Custom”.

The port is created with the default settings.When you are done, click “Next” in the lower-right corner.

Step 15: Click Next if you want to install the printer drivers.

The window pops up after you add a custom port.The brand and model of the printer can be found in the box to the left and right.If you have a CD with the printer driver, you can put it in the computer’s disk drive by clicking the button that says “Have disk”.

Step 16: Click next to type a name for the printer.

You can add a name for your printer by typing it in the bar next to “Printer name”, or you can leave it as the default and click “Next”.

Step 17: Click “Next” if you want to stop sharing the printer.

This is the end of the printer setup.Click “Print a test page” if you want to make sure it’s working.If you want to have access to your printer, you need to repeat steps 5-17 on all your Windows computers.

Step 18: It’s a good idea to have ausb port on your routers.

Some routers don’t support ausb connection.The majority of high-end routers have ausb function.You will need a print server to connect your printer to a network if your router doesn’t support it.

Step 19: You need to connect the printer to your computer.

The easiest way to connect your printer to the router is with theusb port.

Step 20: Wait 60 seconds for the printer to be powered on.

Plug the printer into an electrical outlet or power strip if you haven’t already done so.Wait 60 seconds for the printer to recognize you.

Step 21: Print sharing can be enabled on your device.

If you want to enable print sharing on your router, you have to open a web browser and type in the address bar.Log in to your computer.This will take you to the device’s settings screen.Look for the menu that says “usb printer support” or “printer server mode” and then save your settings.Each router has a different login method.You can learn how to log in and enable Print sharing with the help of the user’s manual.Print sharing may not be supported by some routers.You may need to purchase an external print server if you can’t locate print sharing.

Step 22: You can click the Apple icon.

The Apple Menu is opened by the Apple icon.The menu bar is at the top of the screen.

Step 23: Click System Preferences

There are two options in the Apple Menu.This opens the Preferences screen.

Step 24: You can click on the Printers &Scanners icon.

The icon looks like a printer.

Step 25: You can add a printer by clicking +.

Below the box is the list of printers to the right of the window.

Step 26: Click on the tab to see the address.

There is a blue globe at the top of the window.

Step 27: The address should be next to the router’s address.

The first line in the window is the address bar.You can use the same address to log in to your printer.

Step 28: Next to “Protocol”, select the “Line Printer Daemon”.

Below the address bar is the “Protocol” drop-down menu.To select “Line Printer Daemon”, use the drop-down.

Step 29: Next to “Use”, you can select “Select Software”.

To select “Select Software”, use the drop-down menu next to “Use”.There is a list of available printer software.

Step 30: Click Ok if you need to select your printer’s make and model.

You can type in your printer’s brand name in the search bar.Click “Ok” if you want to select your printer’s model number.

Step 31: Click Add.

The “Add” window is in the lower-right corner.The driver for the printer is installed and you can use it to print from your computer.If you want to have access to your printer, you need to repeat steps 5 and 14 on your Mac computer.

Step 32: Plug in your server.

A device that looks like a routers is the print server.You can plug it in near your printer.

Step 33: The printer needs to be connected to the server.

You can connect your printer to the print server with theusb cord.

Step 34: You need to connect the print server to your internet connection.

There are a few ways to connect a print server to your computer.If the print server has a “WPS” or “INIT” button, you can connect it to the internet by pressing the button on your computer.

Step 35: The server should be powered on.

Turn on the power button if you haven’t already done so.

Step 36: Print server software is needed.

The print server you bought probably came with a CD that has the software on it.You can find the software on the manufacturer’s website.You can use this CD to install the print server software on all computers on your network.Place it in the CD tray.The install process will vary from model to model.The process of connecting to your printer and setting up a wireless connection will be explained in the CD installation.If you want to connect a wireless print server to your network, you need to provide your wireless password.You can make sure your printer is working by printing a test page.