Tips to install network printer card
What is the technique to install a network printer card? Learn about the methods to troubleshoot problems with network printer
Network printers can be used to print documents over a network. That is, the printer is shared by more than one computer. You can install a network printer from the manual that comes with the printer. After installing a network printer, you need to connect the network printer to each computer over the network. You can set-up network printer with the help of network cards. Most of the network printers have network cards installed when it is assembled. You can check whether your printer contains network card by checking the manual or manufacturer website. If the printer contains network card then it should have a RG-45 port. You can also install a network card into the network printers. To install the network card, locate the slot of the network card and slide the card into the slot properly.
The technique to install a network printer card and different method to troubleshoot problems with the network printers are explained below:
- Method to install network printer card
- Incorrect configuration
- Replace the network card
Method to install network printer card
To install a network printer card on a printer, first turn off the printer. Then remove the power code and find the slot to insert the network card. You can insert this card into the slot by removing the screws from the network slot cover. Then remove the cover and then insert the network card correctly into the slot and secure it with thumbscrews. After inserting the card, turn on the printer to see whether it is working properly.
In some situation your network printer may not work properly and exhibit some problems while performing printing. The main reason is due to the incorrect configuration you have made. The printer should have a valid IP address and it appears as a series of four numbers each separated by a period. You can resolve this issue by configuring the network printer properly. Provide exact IP address to perform smooth functioning of printing.
Another common issue with the printing of network printers is due to the printer card. If there is any problem with the printer card then the status shows "Disconnected". You can check whether the problem is with network card by inserting another card into the printer. This will tell you whether the network card is bad. You can resolve this issue by removing the bad network card and insert a good one. To remove the card, remove the cables and then loosen the screws on each side of the card.
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