How To Connect A New Printer To A Computer

Ways to solve the problem

So, in order to connect the old printing device to the computer, first of all, try to find the LPT connector on the PC motherboard. The fact is that some motherboards released relatively recently have a SIMilar connector, just its connector was not brought out to the rear panel of the system unit. To find the answer to this question, carefully read the documentation that came with the motherboard. If your PC really does have LPT, then purchase a bracket with a suitable connector and carefully install it into the case. In this case, do not forget to connect the cable from the bracket to the pads located on the motherboard.

But if the corresponding controller is NOT on the motherboard, then you will have to purchase a special PCI expansion card with an LPT port and install it in your computer. Another option for solving the above problem is to connect an old printer using a USB-LPT adapter. perhaps it is not so widely represented in specialized retail outlets, but it is still not so difficult to find it.

How to connect an old printer to new computers

Most modern printers and multifunctional devices are connected to a PC via a USB cable. Windows operating systems of various versions are capable of detecting many of their models and automatically installing standard type drivers. But often the question arises of how to connect an old printer to a new computer, because not all office equipment users have acquired new devices. Many older printing devices are equipped with an LPT port, which is usually not found in new personal computers. It is still possible to solve a SIMilar problem with a competent approach, and for this, carefully read the recommendations listed below.

Making the old device a printer server

Most often, an older printer can be used in small offices as a common printing device for all computers located in the room. To do this, this device is connected to one of the PCs using one of the above methods, after which they open general network access to it. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Find the device and printers submenu in the Start menu and go to it.
  • In the window that opens, find the icon with the name of your device and Right-click on it to open its properties.
  • In the new window with printer properties, find the Sharing tab, where you need to check the box next to the item that implies sharing this device. After that, save the change made by clicking the “OK” button.

Thus, you make a PC with an old printer connected to it a kind of “print server”. All nodes included in the common local network will work with the device through this server. Network computers, in fact, must find this equipment in automatic mode. If this does not happen, then you will need to click on “Add a printer”, go to the section with devices and printers.

In the opened dialog box of the Add New Hardware Wizard, you need to click on the link that adds a new printer. Then the operating system of the computer will start searching for components on the network that are currently available. At the end of the search, you will be presented with a list of found devices, among which you should select the desired office equipment. If the required printer is missing, then click on the appropriate link, after which we will perform a manual survey of the network. The key problem with such a “shared” printer is that it will be available as long as the Corresponding PC is in an active (powered on) state.

It should be added that if you want to “disconnect” your device from a specific PC, then use a special print server. It means a micro-computer of a special type, which is equipped with an RJ-45 connector and ports for connecting printing devices for connecting to a local network. This device has an IP address and is displayed on the local network as one of its nodes. It should be added that in addition to the standard USB ports for today, many models of such micro-computers of this type have an LPT port. Thus, purchasing this type of device is another way to establish a reliable and stable connection between the old model printer and the new computer.

expensive print servers have two network interfaces at once, one of which is wired and the other is wireless. As for the order of connection and further configuration, they are directly dependent on the specific model and brand of such a device. One of the main advantages of using a print server scheme is that the old model printer will no longer depend on any PC. over, when organizing such a scheme, the device scanner (if any) also becomes available to other users of the local network.

How to connect a new printer to a computer

How to connect the printer to the computer correctly and quickly. Perhaps the most common question for novice users. And, if, in fact, it is NOT difficult to SIMply connect the printer and the computer with wires (it is important to find suitable connectors), then the further steps of installing the printer can confuse the user. The following are the basic rules for setting up and managing printer settings in Windows.

The printer is one of the main output devices. Depending on the configuration of the computer, the following options for connecting the printer are possible. a local printer connected to the LPT port or USB bus;. a network printer or a printer connected to a second computer. After deciding which printer will be used on a personal computer, it is necessary to install it, i.e. Install firmware that will convert text and pictures to a printer-friendly form. After all, the printer does NOT print letters, but just dots. And how often the dots are applied to the paper conveys the saturation of the image. So, if you apply a large number of dots on paper without any gaps, then you will see that you get a monophonic shape filled with one color. If the printer is black and white (otherwise called monochrome), then this fill will be black or gray. When installing a local printer, you must connect the turned off device to the computer and then turn on the power. If the printer is plug and play, the operating system will automatically recognize the new device and install the correct driver. If the device does not support plug and play, the driver must be installed manually. If installing a local plug and play printer, follow these steps: 1. Connect the printer to the appropriate port on your computer, following the instructions from your computer manufacturer. 2. Plug the printer power cord into an electrical outlet and turn on the printer. Windows detects a Plug and Play printer and, in many cases, installs it without user intervention. The printer is ready to print. 3. When the Found New Hardware Wizard appears, make sure the Install automatically (Recommended) option is selected, click Next and follow the instructions.

To connect to a non-Plug and Play printer, follow these steps: 1. Connect the printer to the correct port on your computer, following the instructions from your computer manufacturer. 2. Plug the printer power cord into an electrical outlet and turn on the printer. 3. Open the “Printers and Faxes” component of the operating system from the “Start” menu (the button in the lower left corner of the screen). 4. In the Printing Tasks group, click the Add Printer link to start the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next. 5. Select the Local printer radio button, Uncheck the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box, and then click Next. 6. Most computers use a parallel port (LPT1) to send data to a printer directly connected to the computer. Therefore, in the Use Port box, select LPT1: (Recommended Printer Port), and then click Next. However, some plotters can connect to a computer through one of the serial ports (COM). When connecting such a plotter, select one of the serial ports (COM). 7. Follow the instructions on the screen. When installation is complete, the printer icon appears in the Printers and Faxes folder. If you want to print a test page, make sure the printer is on and ready to print.

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When installing a network printer, it is best to:. launch the Add Printer Wizard;

-specify a printer or select a printer from those found on the network;. select the printer manufacturer and model;. set the name of the printer;. set the name of the printer for network users to access it. After setting the general characteristics of the printer, you can assign it some device-specific parameters: fonts, printer memory, color printing, etc.

Note that you can set the printer as the default device. In this case, all documents when sent to print will be sent to this printer, unless you choose another.

How to install a printer by creating a local port: 1. Open the Printers and Faxes component. 2. In the Printing Tasks group, click the Add Printer link to start the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next. 3. Select the Local printer radio button, Uncheck the Automatically detect and install a Plug and Play printer check box, and then click Next. 4. Select the Create a new port radio button, the port type is Local port and click Next. 5. Enter the port name and click OK. 6. Complete the Add Printer Wizard by following the onscreen instructions.

How to set up a network printer connected to a second computer: First, before connecting to a printer that is connected to a second computer, you need to make sure that the printer is shared. 1. Open Printers and Faxes. 2. In the Printing Tasks group, click the Add Printer link to start the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next. 3. Select an option: A network printer or a printer connected to a second computer and click Next. 4. Connect to Need a printer by browsing printers, specifying a printer name, or specifying the printer’s IP address (for advanced users). 5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the connection to the printer. The connected printer icon appears in the Printers and Faxes folder.

You can configure printer properties by opening Printers and Faxes. Right-click the printer you want to change the settings for, and then click Properties. View all tabs and make the desired changes.

Printer properties include many categories of settings, including those related to the print quality of the printer, sharing the printer, choosing the printer’s network mode for other users, printing a test page, and more.

If the computer has already come to every home and has become commonplace, then printers are still more office workers. Therefore, let me give in the article another printing solution that is relevant for home users who have NOT purchased a printer yet. It is possible to install a program on a computer that can convert most files to pdf format. So you can easily imagine how the document will look or send it by mail in a form that cannot be changed. One of such programs. Primopdf, other pdf-24.

First option

You can create a shared network of computers and a printer. To do this, on both computers, you need to install and configure network cards, connect the computers with a patch cord, set the name of the workgroup. Then, on the main computer, enable general access to the printer in the “Printers and Faxes” properties, and on the secondary computer, in the “Install Printer” menu, click “Next”, select “Network Printer”, then in the “Browse Printers” select the desired printer and the path to distribution kit with drivers.

Connect the printer, install the driver

To connect the printer to your computer, you need to perform only two operations:

  • Turn on the printer and connect to the computer;
  • Install the required drivers.

From the connection to the network, I think everything is clear. To the USB port of the computer, the printer is connected in a disconnected state, through a special cable, which must be included with the product. If there is a cable, then it must be purchased. After turning on the connected printer, the computer should detect it and a message should appear at the bottom right with the inscription: “New hardware found” or something like that. The name of the equipment will be written below. Next, the Found New Hardware Wizard should open. Insert the installation disc with the drivers (included in the package with the product) into the drive, press the “Next” button and follow the further instructions of the installation wizard. Very often, after installation, you need to restart your computer. After completing all the operations, go to the “Start” menu, select “Devices and Printers” and check whether our printer is installed or not. To test the print, right-click on the name of the printer, select “Properties” in the drop-down list, then select the “Test Print” function in the new window.

By the way, you can solve the problem of how to connect a printer to a computer in other ways.

The software and printer drivers can be installed directly from the supplied CD-ROM. We insert the disc into the drive, after its autorun, a menu opens, from where, clicked on the corresponding inscription or button, we start the installation of programs and drivers.

How To Connect A New Printer To A Computer

If there is no software disk, then you can download the drivers corresponding to the version of Windows installed on your computer from the official website of the printer manufacturer. It is not difficult to get to such a site, it is enough to type in the search bar of the browser the English name of the equipment manufacturer, and then press “Enter” on the keyboard. The drivers are downloaded in the form of self-extracting archives, the installation starts automatically. No installation difficulties should arise.

Connect the printer to two computers

Sometimes it becomes necessary to connect a printer to two computers. In this case, you can consider several options.

How to connect a printer to a computer?

The main feature of printers is that their automatic recognition is rather difficult, since they are external devices. Nevertheless, the connection procedure should not cause serious difficulties even for a novice user who decided to figure out how to connect the printer to a computer.

Second option

The second way to connect the printer to two computers is to use an external print server. Manufacturers produce print servers of various types. Starting from SIMple products, which are a box with a connector for connecting a network cable on one side and a connector for a USB cable or parallel port on the other. And ending with complex, modern devices, representing a network hub or access point to a wireless network.

How to connect a network printer

So, to install a printer connected to the Internet, we also click “Install Printer”. “Local Printer”. But now we mark “Create a new port” and select the port type “Standart TCP / IP Port”.

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Next, in the first field, specify the IP addresses of the printer in the second, we give the port name for its further identification.

Further, everything is the same as in the first version. Select or Install manually the driver, enable or disable general access and mark the printer as the main one, close the window and click on “Finish”.

How to connect a printer to a computer

A printer is a device that today is present in almost every home or office. I remember how before, during my studies, to print a term paper or an essay, I had to go to various computer clubs or stalls, which were equipped especially for printing, scanning and photocopying documents. But now it is a completely different matter, now you will not surprise anyone with a printer, it has become one of the integral devices for a computer, which is bought with it.

I already told on the site, in solving problems and errors when working with this miracle device. Now, for those who have just bought a printer and DO NOT know how to connect it correctly, I will tell you how to do it with a detailed description accompanied by pictures in the form of an illustrative example.

Perhaps someone will say: “but what is there to connect it.” But at the end of the setup, the printer SIMply does not print, and maybe even an error of the type: “Failed to connect the printer. There is no print handler. ” Therefore, reading further, you will be able to connect and avoid the appearance of unnecessary, and unnecessary problems and errors.

Below are two ways to connect your printer to your computer:

  • Installing a local printer using a USB cable;
  • Connecting a network printer by IP address;
  • Connecting to a printer installed on another computer.

Connecting and configuring a printer via USB

First of all, having printed the printer and installed its line with the computer, you need to connect a USB cable to it. The side where the cable looks like a SIMple USB is inserted into the computer.

And connect the other to the printer itself.

Now, as always when setting up a computer, go to the control panel and select “Devices and Printers”. Before us will open all the devices that were additionally connected to the computer. To start installation, in the top panel, click on “Add Printer”. A new window will appear where we select the type of connected printer. Since we have this USB device, then we select “Local printer”.

Further, Marking with a dot “Use the next port” and click on the field with the name of free ports for connection, where from the drop-down list, select “USB001” and move on.

Now you have to select a driver for the installed device. In the list of the publisher, we look for the name of the manufacturer (Canon), and in the “Printers” field, the model itself (Canon LBP5960).

In the event that you DIDN’T find the name of your device, you will have to download and install the driver manually (A SIMilar installation procedure was encountered here and in setting up Windows XP). To do this, click on “Install from disk.”, Indicating the path of the previously downloaded driver and confirm by clicking “OK”.

In the next step, check “Replace existing driver”.


Printer setup and settings will start.

In the window for setting up sharing for a home computer, we cancel it by ticking the appropriate item. If you are in the office, then you can leave it for further connectivity and printing from several computers to one printer.

We put a tick on “Use default printer” and click “Finish”.

Now in the device panel you can find the just connected printer.

Connecting the Printer over a Network

What if there is only one printer many computers and everyone needs to print? This will help us to connect the printer over the network, namely from your PC to send a print job to the computer to which the device is connected, and it, in turn, will print the specified document.

The first and foremost prerequisite for printing over the network is that the printer is allowed to be shared. To do this, go to the printer properties, go to the “Access” tab, where we tick the box to open public access and indicate the network name (for example: Xerox WC 5020), and click on apply to save the settings.

Now on all computers that need to be connected, go to “Devices and Printers” and click “Install Printer”. As before, select, add a local printer and create a new port “Local Port”.

In the window that appears, write the full path to the printer (computer name and network name of the printer).

  • Sergeypc. the name of the computer you are connecting to;
  • Xerox WC5020. the name of the printer that you specified when setting up shared access;

After clicking “OK”, substituting the printer driver, clicking, install from disk and indicated the path to the folder where the downloaded driver is located, refuse to share, terminate the connection Selecting the default printer and closing the installation window.

Also, I want to note, there is another option for connecting via the network, it is SIMple in itself, but it so happens that the installed printers refuse to work (they do not print or there are errors when printing.), But anyway I will acquaint you with it. All we need to do. This is to go over the network to the computer to which the device is connected.

I pressed the key combination “WinR” to open the execution window, where we write the name of the computer: \\ SergeyPC. In the window that opens, you can see the printer to which you can connect: Xerox WC 5020. Now all that needs to be done. This is to right-click on it and select “Connect”. The installation process will not take long, after which you can safely print to this printer. I also want to note that during the installation process, the computer may invite you to install the driver. Therefore, in some cases you will have to substitute the driver manually.

In general, if you figure it out and do it yourself at least once, you will immediately understand that there is nothing complicated. Unless there may be problems with downloading and installing the driver (the wrong driver was downloaded or you cannot find the driver you need). If you failed to connect, or maybe you have something to add, or you just need help in Finding a driver for your device, then leave all questions in the comment, I will definitely answer and help.

How to install a Canon printer on a computer without an installation disc

One of the most difficult situations when we have a Canon printer at hand, without the necessary installation disk. This may be if we bought a printer inexpensively from our friend, or at some sale of things, or somehow someone else’s old printer fell into our hands, or it is possible to GET A GIFT to our office, because we bought a newer model there.

The disk can also be lost after formatting the computer, if we have been using this computer for a long time and this disk has never been useful before.

But in any case, such a problem can be solved, it is only recommended to follow all the instructions in which we will now describe in this article.

For a full-fledged printer to work in any operating system, it is very important that we have drivers present, and also have knowledge of how to install drivers on a Canon printer. Drivers are intermediaries for the connection between the printer and the computer, or between our other devices. Without their presence, nothing will work, the same will happen if the drivers are broken or outdated. full work will NOT be possible. The question is how to install a printer on a computer without a disk, which is NOT at your fingertips. There is a way out of this situation, and today we will tell you about it. When many users have an installation disk for a Canon printer, it is confusing for them, because they DO NOT know what can be done here. In fact, the situation is NOT hopeless, there are other sources of getting irreplaceable drivers and how to install a printer without a Canon installation disc.

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How to connect a Canon printer to a laptop without a disk Connect the printer to your computer via a USB cable. The printer receives data for the printing process through this cable. It looks something like the image below:

Step The Add Printer Wizard will begin. Click Next to enable the computer to detect a new printer using Plug and Play. Note: The Plug and Play system in Windows7 is automated. As soon as we click on the option “Add a printer. It will detect the printer automatically. Below we leave you an image of how the printer will be displayed when you try to install it on Windows7. This system will automatically detect printers. Which are connected and available for installation. In this case, the computer will automatically start installing the printer. If this does not happen, you will have to select a printer from the list. You can use the Windows Help or Help app if the device is NOT recognized. Step 7 If the device is not recognized by the computer, you will have to select a port through which printer is connected. As mentioned earlier, the printer connects to the computer via a USB cable. We choose the same type of connection. All that remains is to choose a printer. If the device is not new, then this will most likely happen when it is installed on Windows7 or WindowsXP. First, in the window that appears, select the brand of the printer, then the model with the corresponding series. Step 8 If the procedure performed in step 7 does not work, then you should download the driver from the manufacturer’s website. When the driver is downloaded, we will perform the installation by unpacking the driver file. How to install drivers for my printer normally if you have installation problems “Please be aware that even if you use this information, the driver installation process may NOT work as expected without an installation CD or driver. We are here to help. Just leave a comment on this article and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. “.

Driver Installation and Canon Printer Settings

Consider the installation mode, in which the user can set the type of printer and its parameters. Select the mode of manual installation of a local printer for which Uncheck the box and Left-click on the first option in the list. Then press the button next. The screen will display the wizard page, which sets the port through which the printer is connected. It can be selected from the list. To do this, open it and click on one of the options. Then press the button next.

A page with a list of all known printer models in the system was displayed on the screen. In this case, the name of the printer manufacturer is displayed on the left side, and all models on the right. Select one of the printer models and click Next. If your device does not appear in the list, then you can make settings for it from disk. To do this, click on the Install from disk button. After selecting your printer model, click Next. The page appears where you enter a name for the printer. In this case, you can use the default. I pressed the button next, you will go to the page for setting the sharing parameters of the printer you are installing. Set them and click Next. The system will invite you to print a test page, you can make it by clicking the next button. The last page of the wizard displays all information about the installed printer. Click the done button. And the installation process will be finished.

The production of computer technology is developing rapidly, but they have NOT yet invented a computer that can eliminate the need to connect and install peripherals, with the help of which many useful printing operations are carried out. Initially, it may seem that installing a Canon printer for printing is a fairly SIMple procedure, but there are enough difficulties in it, which depend on various factors. All Canon printers, including the K10392, are “software” devices that CANNOT print without a computer and software. The latter is being developed by the manufacturer in collaboration with Microsoft.

Installing a Canon Printer

This article will show you how to set up your Canon printer? In order to install a local printer on your computer, you must perform the necessary actions.

  • First of all, open the start menu and in the same place call the command printers and faxes.
  • On the screen you will see a window designed to work with this type of device.
  • In the left column of the window, select the Add Printer command. At the same time, an additional window will appear on the screen designed to work with the Add Printer Wizard.
  • Click on the “Next.
  • On the pages that open, you need to select the type of printer. There are two options to choose from: local or network. Also, if you select the type “Local printer, you need to specify whether automatic detection of parameters will be performed, or if you want to set manually.

How to connect a Canon printer to a computer

This situation discusses the type of cable required to connect the printer. There are two types of ports: the old-style port, located on the back of the system unit. LPT, and the USB port, which can be located both on the back and front of the PC, or on both sides of the laptop. In new devices LPT-ports are almost comments, so hardware manufacturers are switching to USB printers. This connector allows you to use peripherals Not only with a stationary computer, but also with a laptop. It is advisable to connect the printer when the computer is turned off.

How to set up a Canon printer

Next, you need to know how to set up your Canon printer? After connecting the printer and turning on the computer, the system displays a message that a new device has been detected and searches for the driver. The canon mp drivers CD is included with the printer, making it extremely easy to set up a canon printer. It is recommended to insert the disk immediately upon connection, then the OS will analyze it on its own, perform the installation and report that the device is ready for work. If the disk is missing, then the required driver is downloaded from the manufacturer’s official website, after which it is unpacked and installed.

Before installing the Canon printer, you need to properly assemble it, and then connect to the computer. Assembly instructions are located in the user manual. Oftentimes, the system accepts the Suggested Drivers and installs them on its own. After completing the printer setup, a message prompting you to align the printheads appears. To perform the alignment, insert the supplied alignment paper into the tray and print a test sheet.