How to Set Up Wireless Printers

A wireless printer does not have to be connected to a computer to print from that computer. This type of printer can be especially beneficial on a wireless network where many computers need to access the same printer. Before any computer can print to that printer, however, it must be set up properly.

Things You'll Need

  • wireless computer
  • wireless printer
  • USB cables
  • printer software


    • 1

      Click "Start" and then "Devices and Printers."

    • 2

      Click the "Add a printer" option toward the top of the window. A new window will open.

    • 3

      Click the "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer" option. Your computer will search for available printers to add.

    • 4

      Click the name of the printer you want to add in the list of results and click "Next."

    • 5

      Click "Install driver" if prompted.

    • 6

      Follow the onscreen instructions and click "Finish" when done. You have successfully set up a wireless printer.

Tips & Warnings

  • Install your printer software onto all of the computers in your wireless network to be able to print from any computer in the network.
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