Basic Guide to Installing a Printer on a Network

First the new printer will need to be assigned an IP address. In order to do this you should consult the user guide for that printer type.

  • Start > Printers & Faxes > Add a Printer > Next
  • Un-tick the Automatically Detect & Install my Plug and Play printer
  • Choose Create a New Port > select Standard TCP/IP Port
  • Enter the IP address

Choose the appropriate printer driver (if not present you’ll need to download and install the driver from the manufacturer web-site – where possible the driver only option is preferable)

Applies to Windows XP / Vista / 7 / Server 2003 / Server 2008 (R2)

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