How To Add/Configure Network Printer On Windows PC – Hp LaserJet N/W Series

By | October 21, 2009

How To Add/Configure Network Printer On Windows PC

A printer which is connected on a network is called network printer. The printer have assigned with a static ip address. All the communication between the printer and computer are done using this ip addresses.

We cannot able to add all printers to the network. To to add a printer to a network, it must have Ethernet port and it’s functions. Commonly we use print servers to manage and share the printer. Where the printer server is the machine on which the printer driver and software is installed.

Using network printer helps,

* Direct communication between printer and computer.

* It won’t affect the print service if the print server is down.

* Network printer itself provide buffering.

* Faster than print server.

* No need to access share.

* We can directly plug our laptop or computer into the network for printing.

* Guest users are restricted to use our network shares.

Adding HP Laser Jet 1220 series and similar network printers can be done using these steps.

001

Select Printer and Faxes from control panel or start menu.

002

Click on “Add a Printer”

003

Select Local Printer attached to this computer and Uncheck Automatically detect and install my plug and play printer.

004

Create a new port using TCP/IP

005

Press Next to continue

006

Enter network printer ip address. Make sure the printer is turned on

007

Press Finish button.

008

Select printer driver from windows default driver library.

009

If needed change the printer name.

010

Take a test page.

If the machine already have a default printer. Next windows ask for setting this HP printer as default one.

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Click finish.

Now we are ready to take printouts.

Cheers!

Melbin Mathew

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Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More
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About Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More