HOW TO CONNECT PRINTERS TO A WIRELESS NETWORK ROUTER
Like many other advancements and innovations in today’s technology which has simplified our life more than before, “Network Router” is one of them. Though, the purpose of file sharing or copying ones files in computer doesn’t need a network router but it makes your task way too easier, specifically in the case where more than one PC is involved. Wireless routers can also be connected to PCs and Laptops which possess Wi-Fi feature. The invention of this device has made our life simpler because person’s location doesn’t matter anymore, he/she can do their work, sitting anywhere
Connection of Printers to a Wireless Network Router
Connecting printers or a single printer to various computers is desirable as well as possible but is a hard task to be achieved. When the router is not there, most of the people connect their printers to the PCs which are chosen as printer host. This host PC is personalized mainly so that everyone from anywhere can access to the printers whenever they need to. But the working and achievement of various tasks becomes more efficient and useful when the host PC’s duty shifts to a router.
Methods to connect printer to wireless network router:
The need of the router also takes place when people want to get rid of the mess created by the wires which one finds most of the time in tangled form. It is no more a problem to fix the printers with the routers. Following are some of the instructions needed to be followed.
STEP I: It is obvious that to access to any hardware, we need their respective software and drivers to be installed so the first step includes the installation of this process. You have to install all the drivers as well as software that is required for printer.
STEP II: Now you have to fix the router and the printer together that is also through USB cable and then turn on the printer.
STEP III: After the above step, go to the “Start Menu” and along the list choose “Control Panel”. A window will open; you will “printer” icon, just right click it and go to the properties. The purpose is to go through the printer properties window.
STEP IV: Now, you will find a “ports” tab, what you have to do is to remove the tick mark from the box which is with the label “Enable bidirectional support”. Next you have to go on the “Add port” and before clicking on the “New Port” you have to highlight what is mention as “Standard TCP/IP Port”.
STEP V: After the previous step, the “Add Standard TCP/IP Port” will appear. You have to keep on clicking “Next” until and unless the printer name/IP address and port name are asked to be fed. When this information is to be entered, just type in router’s IP address and once entering this you have to do nothing as the rest of the information will be filled by itself.
STEP VI: When you are done with the entries, the computer will be able to detect the printer. Now customize your settings. You will see the “Configure Standard TCP/IP Port Monitor” on your windows screen.
STEP VII: Along checking the RAW on the Protocol settings, in the port number section you have to type 9100. Sometimes the settings are already done so in that case click “OK” Button.
STEP VIII: no other window should be open while the settings are being configured. You will see a list of instructions and what you have to do is to follow them.
STEP IX: If the printer is printing the pages accordingly, it means you have achieved your task but do not forget to do all the steps i.e. from III to VIII on all the PCs which are connected to the single router.