How to Connect My Printer Through WiFi

Written by bonnie conrad
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If you have more than one computer in your home or office, setting up a wireless network is an excellent low cost way to share your resources among your family members or employees. With a wireless network in place, you will be able to share files, and print documents from any computer once you've connected a printer to the network.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Wireless printer
  • Wireless network name and password
  • USB wireless set-up cable
  • Installation CD
  • Computer

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  1. 1

    Make sure the printer you purchase has wireless capabilities built in. Wireless printers will typically have a Wi-Fi indicator on the box.

  2. 2

    Remove the printer from the box and arrange all the items you will need. Remove all packaging materials from the printer, including the tape that is used to hold the cover in place during shipment.

  3. 3

    Install the ink cartridges, plug the printer in and power it on. Insert the software installation CD in your computer and allow it to install the printer.

  4. 4

    Wait for the software to find the printer, then attach the wireless USB connection cable when prompted. The USB cable will run from the wireless printer to your computer, with the square end of the cable connected to the printer and the flat end connecting to a USB port on your PC. After a few minutes you will be prompted to remove the cable, and your printer will now be available for printing from any PC on your network.

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