Network Printers

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Network printers

In the workplace, many printers are network printers. These connect directly to a network as a stand-alone device. Inexpensive network printers are also made for the home.

To install a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer

If you’re trying to add a network printer at the office, you’ll usually need the name of the printer. If you can’t find it, contact your network administrator.

Click to open Devices and Printers.

Click Add a printer.

In the Add Printer wizard, click Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer.

In the list of available printers, select the one you want to use, and then click Next.

If prompted, install the printer driver on your computer by clicking Install driver.  If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Complete the additional steps in the wizard, and then click Finish.


Available printers can include all printers on a network, such as Bluetooth and wireless printers or printers that are plugged into another computer and shared on the network. You might need permission to install some printers.

You can confirm the printer is working by printing a test page.If you’ve installed the printer but it doesn’t work, check the manufacturer’s website for troubleshooting information or driver updates


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