The HP LaserJet 3055 is an all-in-one printer that also features scanning and copying capabilities. This printer is geared toward the business market and has a wired Ethernet connection that you can use to easily hook up your printer to the network. When you connect your HP 3055 to a router instead of a computer, you can put your printer in a central location, away from the other computers if needed.
Place the HP LaserJet 3055 in an area where its USB cable can easily reach the router. Place the HP LaserJet 3055 near a computer it can connect to with an USB or Ethernet cable if you are not running it through a router for networking.
Connect the printer's USB cable into the USB port on the router. Connect the printer's USB or Ethernet cable into the computer if you are not connecting it to a router.
Click "Start" and "Control Panel" if the HP 3055 is connected directly to the computer. Click "Network and Sharing Center." Choose the sidebar option "Change Advanced Sharing Settings." Click the drop-down button to see all options. Choose "Turn on File and Printer Sharing" and click "Save Changes." Go to the "Start" menu and click "Devices and Printers." This window gives you a list of all devices and printers connected to your computer. Find the listing for the HP LaserJet 3055 and right-click the icon. Click "Printer Properties." Click the "Sharing" tab and check the "Share This Printer" box.
If you connected the printer to a router, all of the computers on the network can access this printer by checking the Network panel on the "Start" menu.
Things you need
- Router with print server or computer connected to the network