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Read the manual for your printer. A conscientious manufacturer will indicate the address of the network card included by default. If this information in the documentation is missing, print a network setup page of the printer.
To do this, go to the menu of the printer using control buttons and then click PRINT SELF-TEST (or similar). If the printer does not have a screen, press the power button of the printer and hold for five to ten seconds. The page will print automatically. Some printerx there are buttons that allow you to print a screenshot of the screen, i.e. the picture, which at the time shown on the screen. Can use this option to restart the printer to print the start page.
Install the software from the disk settings of the printer. Usually drives network printers contain a utility to find and configure the printer on the network. Before doing this make sure that the printer is connected to the network. The CD also includes files that contain electronic documents with instructions, so carefully read all the points. If the printer is connected to a computer via USB, then look for it in the network on a private ipaddressfrom useless (unless, of course, he doesn't have a built-in wi-fi transmitter). In this case, the printer can be accessed via the ipaddress of the computer host.
Despite the difference in price compared to a conventional printermi, network printers fully justify the money spent. If you have a large office, it makes sense to buy the printer working on the network regardless of the computer host. It is also worth noting that for expensive printers paint is much more expensive than for standard.