Connect your Wireless Printer in Windows 10

Connect your wireless printer in Windows 10

When you need to quickly print something on concord you need to keep plugging in a pesky USB cable or your printer is packed away somewhere then don’t you despise those times? So connect your wireless printer in Windows 10. The procedure is explained in step by step manner.

Selecting a wireless printer will allow for remote access to the peripherals. These accessories will  enable Windows 10 to take printouts, scan, and fax without being physically attached to the unit.

Let us have a glance on how to set up a wireless printer in Windows 10.

  • Connecting your printer
  • Can’t windows find your printer?
  • Set default printer

For this guide, I will be using my trusty HP 4500, on concord all-in-one should work or any wireless printer must be just fine. Remember that we will be looking at direct connections. Are you interested in learning additional about HomeGroup in Windows 10, be sure to check out our in-depth guide which will enable you to set up and also configure the sharing of content and printers.

Connecting your printer

connecting to printer

Let us have a glance on how to add your wireless printer in Windows 10.

  1. Open Cortana by pressing Windows Key + Q.
  2. Type in “printer.”printer
  3. Select Printers & Scanners.
  4. Turn on the printer.
  5. Refer to the manual to connect it to your Wi-Fi network. Unfortunately, this process changes, not just from manufacturer to manufacturer but also often from printer to printer.
  6. Tap Add a printer or scanner.
  7. Select the printer from the results.results
  8. Hit Add device.

You should be now good to go. With wired printers also this process will work, just simply plug in the unit and follow the above steps.

Can’t find your printer?

Can't find your printer

Sometimes without any reason, Windows may be unable to locate  your printer. This not the end of the world. The issue could be simply rectified by just attempting to connect the printer to Windows 10 manually. For doing this, we should need to run through a wizard. Here is the procedure how to do it :

    1. Open Cortana by pressing Windows Key + Q.
    2. Enter in “printer.”
    3. Pick Printers & Scanners.
    4.  Tap Add a printer or scanner.printers and scanners
    5. Choose The printer that I want that isn’t listed.
    6. Select Add a Bluetooth, network discoverable printer or wireless.
    7. Choose the connected printer.

If you are still unable to see your printer, ensure it’s switched on. And both your Windows 10 PC and the printer are on the same local network.

Change the default printer

Change the default printer

Windows attempts to set the default printer by selecting the one used most recently on the connected network. By default, this is toggled on and will mean that the OS can remember which printer to use when switching between networks. No one wants or needs the functionality of this and luckily it is really simple to turn it off.

  1. Open Cortana by pressing Windows Key + Q.
  2. Type in “printer.”
  3. Choose Printers & Scanners.
  4. Turn “Let Windows manage my default printer” to off.Let Windows manage my default printer
  5. Select the printer you wish to set as default from the list of devices.
  6. Select Manage.Manage your device
  7. Hit Set as default.

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