How to Set Up Wireless Printers

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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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