Wireless networks allow you to connect an Asus network to a printer located anywhere on the network. Asus netbooks come with wireless adaptor cards, so you can travel with the netbook and connect to any wireless-network hot spot. It also allows you to connect to the wireless network's printer, provided the printer is shared on the network. The Asus EEE netbooks come with either Windows 7 Home or Starter edition. Nevertheless, the procedure for wireless printer connectivity is the same.
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Navigate to the Windows "Start" button on your Asus netbook. Select "Devices and Printers" in the menu options, then click "Add a printer." The "Add Printer" wizard begins.
Click the option named "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer" in the list of options. The next window searches for available printers. If your netbook is unable to identify the desired printer, click "The printer that I want isn't listed," which will prompt you for the printer's location and name.
Type the computer name and printer name in the text box. If you're unsure of the printer name, click the "Browse" button. In the opened dialogue window, double-click the computer that has the printer connected, then double-click the printer name. The dialogue window closes and the location and name of the printer are shown in the text box.
Click "Next." Select "Use an existing port," which is the default port selected. Click "Next."
Check the box named "Set as default printer" if you want to set this printer as the default printer each time you print a document. Click "Finish" to complete the printer addition.
Tips and warnings
- If you have a plug-and-play printer that connects through the printer's USB port, you can connect the printer directly to your Asus netbook's USB port. In such a case, you won't need to use the "Add Printer" wizard. Windows will automatically install the appropriate driver.
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