In this post, we will discuss how to connect your wireless printer in Windows 10. Follow the guide to know how to do this. Guidelines to connect your wireless printer in Windows 10
Step 1: Connect the printer to WiFi Network
Power on the printer, and check it out for an option to connect with a wifi network. The process to connect to a wifi network varies from printer to printer. Generally, there will be a user interface or a wifi button that can get the job done. Keep the printer turned on until the setup is complete.
Step 2: Add printer or scanner to Windows 10
At the time of the scanning process, Windows 10 will look for the printer, and once found will display the result. Once you click on the Add device, Windows will install the drivers through Windows 10 Update. The process applies to all the printers, connected, non-wired, or anything else.
Step 3: Install Printer Software
Whereas the default printer software works, I would extremely suggest you use the Printer driver software from the OEM. They usually provide better functionality, ink-saving modes, and more. For example, one of the OEM software lets me save a scanned copy into one PDF automatically.
Step 4: Change Default Printer
When you don’t have any printer installed, the default printer in Windows is the one who saves into PDF files. If you had a printer earlier, I would extremely suggest you change the printer to the new one.
Windows will try to set the default printer via selecting the one used most recently on the connected network. This is a button on by default and will mean that the OS can remember which printer to use when switching between networks. Not everyone needs or wants this functionality, and luckily it's really easy to turn it off.
If there are multiple printers, take a look at the box which states, ‘Let Windows manage my default printer.’ It will suggest you to use the one which is often used.
If you do not want to switch to often used, but always use one printer, then untick the box.
Follow the instructions:
You should be good to go now. This method will also work for wired printers, just connect the unit, and follow the steps above.
If you are having trouble with any of the printers, then there are two ways to approach it.
Installed Printer: Click on Printer listing > Manage. First, try to print a test page. Next click on the Run the troubleshooter to see if it can be fixed. If it doesn’t work, then uninstall and reinstall the printer.
Can't find your printer: There's a chance that Windows might be unable to locate your printer. It's not the end of the world, and the issue could be easily rectified by attempting to connect the printer to Windows 10 manually. To do this, we'll need to run through a wizard. Here's how:
If you're still unable to see your printer, ensure it's switched on, and both the printer and your Windows 10 are on the same local network.