How to Set a Printer on a BT Broadband Hub

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BT is a United Kingdom based network hardware manufacturer providing wireless broadband services to consumers. Broadband is the technical term for high speed Internet and network access. Although based in Britain, BT ships their network equipment to countries around the world. You may connect one or more computers to the wireless network and print to printers connected to the BT Home Hub.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect the printer to the BT Home Hub with the device's USB cable.

  2. 2

    Click "Start," "Control Panel," "View devices and printers" and click "Add a printer."

  3. 3

    Select "Add a local printer." Select a new port and click "Standard TCP/IP" from the list. Click "Next."

  4. 4

    Enter "192.168.1.253" as the "Hostname or IP address" and "Port name" entries. Uncheck the box titled "Query the printer and automatically select the drivers to use."

  5. 5

    Select "Custom," and click "Settings." Select "LPR" and "LPR byte Counting enabled."

  6. 6

    Enter the queue name as "LPT1," and click "OK" and "Next."

  7. 7

    Select the printer name from the list, or click "Have disk," if the printer doesn't appear. Click "Next" and change the printer name. Select whether this will be the default printer.

  8. 8

    Click "Next," "Print Test Page," and "Finished."

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