The market for printers has grown exponentially, with a number of brands and models that fit the economic resources of its users, as well as preferences and needs.
How to Install a Printer?
The process of installing a printer is not complicated at all. Generally, they have a CD with the installer that takes care of all the hardware and software procedures.
That way, you will only have to pay attention to the windows that will appear to determine the installation preferences.
You will reach a point where you have to make a decision: install your printer in a traditional way, through the USB cable, or through a WiFi network.
Installation through the USB cable can always be the recommended option, since there is little chance that your computer will not recognize the device. However, when this problem occurs, it can become a stone in the shoe.
Also, desktop computers are usually a bundle of cables… so one more is a bit of a hassle. That is why, this time, you will learn how to connect, install and configure a printer in a WiFi wireless network.
Advantages of Wireless Installation
Do not complicate yourself thinking that this installation process can be complicated. On the contrary, it is the same or easier than the installation through the USB cable.
For starters, you would be saving the work of organizing all the cables that are connected to your computer in order to get the USB port. Other advantages that the wireless installation of your printer can offer you, would be:
- You will not have to suffocate the space that you have allocated for the use of your PC, since you can place it anywhere in your home or office, of course, as long as it can receive the WiFi connection.
- Multiple computers can be installed on the same printer over the network, so you won’t have to wait for a co-worker or family member to finish with the computer before you can print.
- In the same sense as the previous advantage, you can print from any other device: tablet, smartphone or laptop. It is a great help in speeding up times.
Disadvantages of Wireless Installation
There are few cons that can have the installation of a printer through a WiFi network, but no one is exempt from being able to experience some problems, for example, connectivity.
In addition to this, some users have expressed that, having their printer connected to the network, its speed may decrease.
Similarly, some models may have printing problems, paper jams, and the need to restart them to improve performance. However, it should be remembered that these problems are rare, but no one is exempt from experiencing them.
Printer Installation and Configuration
It is important to remember that the process of installing your printer to a wireless network may vary depending on the brand and model. So, this article will try to address the subject in the most general way possible, so that you can apply the instructions to any printer.
- Place your printer in position, proceed to connect it to the power source and turn it on. Make sure it is not too far from the router so that it does not lose connectivity (unless it is of great capacity and range).
- Insert the installation CD into your desktop or laptop computer.
- Follow the steps dictated by the installer of the brand and model of your printer until you reach the section to choose the type of connection.
- Once you are in that section, select the wireless connection option .
- The installation program should recognize the wireless network you are connected to, or at least recognize available networks.
- Select the network and enter the information required by the installation programmer.
Ready! Your printer is ready to be used wirelesslyt. Again, remember that the installation process may vary depending on the brand and model, but they are usually very easy, mainly HP printers.