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8.1. Printer Setup

Last updated: Mon Oct 2021 02:57 PM (EDT)

Home & Office Printer Setup:

Printers at the CRL office should be mapped by default. If you'd like to add a printer or are setting up a home printer, follow the steps below:

Step 1: At home: Connect the printer to your computer using the USB cable and turn it on. If at the CRL office, skip to Step 2. 

Step 2: Open the Settings app from the Start menu:

Step 3: Click Devices

Step 4: Click Add a printer or scanner:

Step 5: If Windows detects your printer, click on the name of the printer and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation. And you're done.

If Windows doesn't find your connected printer, click on the "The printer that I want isn't listed" link.

Then let the Windows troubleshooting guide help you find your printer. It will search for available printers and help you download the drivers for them.

If that doesn't work, you can use the printer's IP address (if you know it):

Enter the printer you want to add information here:

The wizard will show .. “Connecting to Printer” ….

Select the driver that matches your printer or choose "Generic".

**If you are having trouble, make a note of your device's make and model and the IT Team may be able to download the drivers and installation tools for your printer, then assist with installation. This will require approval from the IT Manager and may require some additional steps**

Wireless Printer Setup:

The steps to install a wireless printer may vary by manufacturer. In general, however, modern printers today will detect your network and automate the installation.

Step 1: Use the printer's LCD panel to enter the wireless setup.

Step 2: Select your Wi-Fi network. You'll need to know your home network's SSID, which you can find by hovering your mouse over the Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar.

Step 3: Enter your network password.

In some cases, you might need to temporarily connect your printer to your computer via USB to install the software. But otherwise, that's it. You should find your printer automatically added in the Printers & scanners section under Settings > Devices.

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