Network Printing on Windows

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Step 1 - Open Devices and Printers

Click Start then select Devices and Printers

Step 2 - Click Add Printer

Step 3 - Select Add Local Printer

Step 4 - Add New TCP/IP Port

Select Create a new port then select Standard TCP/IP Port

Step 5 - Type the Printer's IP Address

Enter the printers ip address in the dialog box Hostname

Step 6 - Printer Name Screen

Click Next - Note that if Windows was unable to automatically find and install a printer driver you will need to proceed to Step 9

Step 7 - Printer Sharing

Make sure Do not share this printer is selected the click Next.

Step 8 - You have successfully added the printer

You can select the option Print a test page to verify. Click Finish to complete the process.

Step 9 - Install a print driver

You can search through the menu for your printer's make and model. In most cases you will have to provide the driver file by clicking Have Disk - Note that you will have to provide the driver file by downloading it from the manufacturers website.

Step 10 - Install from disk

Click Browse then browse to the driver file location on your computer (the folder you saved the driver file to when you downloaded from the manufacturer website).

Return to Step 6

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