How to setup a printer?

Hello, folks I have recently brought a Ricoh printer from my grandparents home since they were not using it anyway. The printer is hardly over 3 months and grndama told me it is in perfect condition. The problem here is they misplaced the CD that came along the printer so I do not know how to set it up or connect to my computer without the installation cd. Does anyone here have any idea how to setup my printer please help!

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5 months ago

Setup Ricoh printer in this way -

  1. First of all, check out which model of Ricoh MFD you are using. To determine the model, check your printer’s front side as the model number will be located on the front door or to the left of the operator console. Then, you have to determine MFD’s network IP address.
  2. If you are using Win XP/Win Vista/ Win 7/Win 10 then press right click on “My Computer” and choose “Properties” option. On the other hand, if you are using Win 8 then press Windows key and then enter “This PC”. After this, press right-click on “This PC” and choose Properties. By going these steps you can determine that you are using Windows 32/64 bit version.
  3. Next, you have to download appropriate drivers for your Ricoh printer. For this, navigate to “https://www.ricoh-ap.com/downloads/” and then tap on “Drivers & Software” that is located under Product Category.
  4. From the displaying list, choose your MFD model and also choose your operating system & then click on download link for PCL6 Driver.
  5. While the Ricoh driver package is downloading, you have to create a folder for the driver. Then run the downloaded driver. Once drivers get downloaded, you have to create Windows Print Queue according to your operating system.
  6. Lastly, you have to set print queue defaults. Set the default color mode to B & W until you do color printing. You should also check the default behavior is set to the single or double side of pages.

If you face any problem while installing Ricoh print driver then please revert back.

5 months ago

It's quite common to lose the CD which you got along with your Ricoh Printer. The CD generally have a setup and software drivers for your printer, even without a CD you can download these drivers from your vendor's official website for free. I will discuss a detailed procedure on how to setup your printer. kindly follow the given instructions carefully:

Step 1:
Connect your printer to your computer using the USB cable which you got along with your printer. Wait for few minutes to let your computer detect the connection.

Step 2:
Open the Control panel/Centre on your computer and go to "Add a Printer Device" option, click on it. Your computer will start looking for any nearby printer devices available and put forth a list of items. Select your Ricoh printer from the given set of options.

Step 3:
Your computer has a built=in setup for adding these external devices like printer, router, scanner etc. Your computer will start the installation process for your Ricoh printer. Choose the default option or customize the settings as per your need. Follow the instructions given on-screen and complete the setup.

Step 4:
While the installation is going on, open your web browser and type in the address of your vendor's official website in the given URL field. Once on the website, search for your device via model number which you will find written at the bottom or behind your printer. Go to its respective "Download" section and download all available drivers for your printer machine.

Step 5:
Install these drivers and complete the setup. Make sure you have chosen your printer as default as well. After the process is complete, restart the whole setup and see if the printer is working or not. Print a test page.

Hopefully, these steps helped you in setting up your printer device with your computer without the need of CD. In case you have any further doubts or queries regarding your printer, feel free to respond back and I will try to help you out.

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