Connect Networked Printer (Windows)


How do I connect a networked printer on Windows?


  1. Search Control Panel in the Windows search bar in the bottom left corner of your desktop and open it

    •   Don't see the search bar? Right-click in an open area on the Windows taskbar > Search > Show search box

  1. Click View devices and printers in the Hardware and Sound category

  1. Click Add a printer at the top 

  1. Click The printer that I want isn't listed 

  1. Select Add a printer using an IP address or hostname and click Next

  1. Select TCP/IP Device as the Device type 

  2. Enter the IP address of the printer in the Hostname or IP Address field (ex. 

  3. Uncheck the Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use and click Next 

  4. Click Have Disk 

  5. Click Browse and navigate to the folder where the driver was downloaded

  6. Open the driver folders until a .inf file is found and click Open

  7. Click OK 

  8. Select the model number of your printer, then click Next 

  1. Optional: Enter a custom printer name that identifies where the printer is located or leave the default

  1. Select Do not share this printer and click Next 

  1. Click Print a test page and ensure the test page was printed to verify connection 

  1. Click Finish 

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Tue 4/25/23 5:16 PM
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