How to Setup a Wireless Printer?
The process can slightly vary depending on each printer. However, most modern options have Wi-Fi capabilities. Make sure to have documented the Wi-Fi network name and password. This is needed when making the connection. For most printers, there is a built-in menu system. This system will allow an easy way to find the Wi-Fi network name to connect.
For older wireless printers, it sometimes does not have a built-in menu. This may require a computer connection via USB before setting up. After the configuration is complete, the USB can be disconnected, and the printer can move to a more desirable place.
Once the wireless printer is connected to the network, it still needs to be added to the computer. For a Windows computer, open the control panel and search for “View Devices and Printers” to add a new device. The PC will find available printers connected to the network. Select the new printer and install any drivers, if prompted.
If using a Mac, go to the Apple menu and choose “System Preferences.” Select the “Print and Scan” icon and then add a new printer. The new printer from the list should appear and will advise if any software needs installation.