How to Connect an HP 4200 Printer to a Wireless Network

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How to Connect an HP 4200 Printer to a Wireless Network
Your HP 4200 series printer connects to your computer via a USB cable. (usb cable image by David Ng from Fotolia.com)

A Hewlett Packard LaserJet 4200 series printer acts as a shared network printer when correctly set up on your computer. Using Windows built-in file and printer sharing features allows you to share your printer with any other computer that exists on your current wireless network.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • USB cable

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Ensure that the printer is connected to your computer via a USB cable and that the included drivers are properly installed.

  2. 2

    Click the "Start" menu and click "Control Panel."

  3. 3

    Type "network" into the search box and click "Network and Sharing Center." On the left hand side of the window, click "Change advanced sharing settings."

  4. 4

    Click the chevron, or down-arrow, to expand the network profile. Select "Turn on file and printer sharing" located under the "File and printer sharing" heading. Click "Save changes" and enter an administrator password if required.

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" menu and click "Devices and Printers."

  2. 2

    Right-click your HP 4200 series printer and click "Printer properties."

  3. 3

    Navigate to the "Sharing" tab at the top of the window and check the box next to "Share this printer." Computers on your network are now able to add your HP 4200 series printer as a network printer.

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