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How to start IP printing on Windows® XP

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What are the advantages of IP printing? Get tips to start IP printing on Windows XP

If we want to print a job quickly then use IP printing. IP printing deals with printing with the help of a network printer instead of wired connection. IP printing sends the job to be printed to the printer over a network. users can assign static IP address to enable IP printing. There are several advantages of using IP printing over other printing. It can be easily configured, and can make the printing jobs very quick. We can set-up IP printing with the help of IPP software and hardware infrastructure. Network administrator can easily manage the printing jobs. We can easily set-up IP printing on your Windows XP operating system. To make use of IP printing you have to first set-up a printer port. After that you have to install the printer driver.

Different methods to set-up and start IP printing on a Windows XP operating system are explained below:

  • Setting up a printer port
  • Installing printer driver included with Windows
  • Installing printer driver not included with Windows

Setting up a printer port

Select ‘Printers and Faxes’ from Settings and click on ‘Add a Printer‘ under ‘Printer Tasks’. Then ‘Add a Printer Wizard’ box will appear and click on ‘Next’. Click on ‘Local Printer attached to this computer’ at the next ‘Add Printer Wizard’ screen. Then uncheck ‘Automatically detect and install my plug and play printer’ and click on ‘Next’. On the next screen, select ‘Create a new port’ and then click on the down arrow to scroll down to ‘Local Port’ and click on ‘Standard TCP/IP Port’, click on ‘Next’. Then ‘Add Standard TCP/IP printer Port Wizard’ box will appear and in the ‘Printer Name or IP address’ type the network printer host name. Click on ‘Next’ and select ‘Finish’.

Installing printer driver included with Windows

In the ‘Install Printer Software’ wizard box, select the printer manufacturer and printer model and click on ‘Next’. Then on the ‘Use Existing driver screen’ select ‘Keep existing driver’ and click on ‘Next’. Now another ‘add printer wizard to use existing driver may appear. Then on the ‘Name your printer’ field rename the printer. Select ‘Do not share this printer’ on the ‘Print test page’ screen. Then a ‘Completing add printer wizard’ will appear and click on ‘Ok’.

Installing printer driver not included with Windows

If the printer driver is not included with the Windows operating system, then click on ‘Have a Disk’ in ‘Install printer software’ wizard. Now the ‘Install from disk’ dialogue box will appear and select the drive that contain printer driver. Then a list of printer will be displayed, select the correct printer from the list. On the ‘Add Printer‘ wizard box name your printer. Then follow onscreen instruction to install the driver properly into the system.

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