Printing via Network

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guide needed

iOS & *nix

see Sharing Printers via CUPS


Windows 8 and later should automatically discover any network printers. If not, then printing can be done directly to most printers that are attached to a wired or WiFi network , without the need for a print server, after the following manual configuration:

  1. install relevant printer driver on PC
    • drivers from the manufacturer's CD or web-site often provide better functionality than inbuilt Windows drivers
  2. go to Control Panel -> Hardware & Sound -> Device & Printers -> Add a Printer
  3. click -> the Printer that I want is not Listed
  4. select Add a Printer using TCP/IP address or hostname
  5. on next screen
    • enter IP address of the printer
    • enter (arbitrary) port name
  6. on next screen select relevant printer driver
  7. after installation completes, right click on printer icon and select "Printing Preferences" -> "Advanced"
    • set paper to A4 or A3, as appropriate

--Rod (talk) 09:24, 13 March 2015 (AEDT) --