Connecting USB Printer to Router
Benefits of connecting USB printer to router
Connecting a USB printer to the router facilitated you in printing the documents from different computers through one printer. In this connection the printer is connected to print from the server through a USB cord and then connecting printer server to the router through Ethernet cable. The main advantage of connecting USB printer to router is that the use of multiple printers for printing can be eliminated. The USB printer facilitates the users under one router to use the USB printer of the host computer for printing purpose, thereby decreasing the congestion and increasing the connectivity between the computers under one router. Thus, connecting USB printer to router is very much easy and useful in printing from various computers connected to a router.
Following are the information about connecting USB printer to router and issues related to it:
- Connecting a USB printer to router
- Hooking the USB printer to router
- Tips to fix issues related to connection
Connecting a USB printer to router
Initially you need to purchase a print server and then connect the USB cable of the printer to print server. Now using the Ethernet cable you need to connect the print server to the router. If the printer is one already in use then the process is finished. If the printer is a new one then you need to install the driver for the printer in your computer to finish the process.
Hooking the USB printer to router
Initially you need to check whether the USB printer is on the network by selecting the 'Network and Sharing' option from 'Control Panel' of 'Start' menu and then go through 'View Computers and Devices' option. If not then you can add the printer by selecting 'Add Printers' option under 'Printers' option of 'Control Panel'. Then you need to click on 'Add a Network Printer' option to follow the instructions in order to hook up the USB printer to the router.
The common issue that you may come across in connecting USB printer to the router is that the connection may not be established even after connecting the devices and configuring them. The reason for it might be problem with the USB cable or with the jack. In order to fix the issue you need to replace the USB cable and continue the process.
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