Find Network Printer Windows 8 1

Here we will talk about setting up a regular printer (or MFP) that is connected to one of the computers on the local network so that it is possible to print from any PC on this network.

Find Network Printer Windows 8 1
  • If you want to connect a regular printer via USB to a router and print from all network computers. see this article.
  • If you need to configure a network printer, see this article.
  • If you need to configure the printer via Wi-Fi via a router, see this article.

1. You need to set up a network or home group.

2. Verify that the printer connected to one of the computers prints. Just print a test page.

3. Enable file and printer sharing on all computers on the network.

You can do this at

In Windows 7, it is still advisable to “Disable sharing with password protection” in the same window.

4. Share the printer in the settings of the home group on the computer to which the device is connected.

This is configured at

In the “Printers and Devices” section, select “Sharing” from the drop-down list and click “Next.” And “Done.”

5. We make sharing for the connected printing device.

We go to the address

Control Panel \ Hardware and Sound \ Devices and Printers

Click on the icon of the printing device with the right mouse button and select “Printer Properties”.

On the “Access” tab, check the box “Share this printer.” Set the name of the shared resource. Preferably shorter and without spaces. Click OK.

After these manipulations, a shared printer appears on all network computers.

Manually setting up a shared printer

If the printing device does not appear on other computers.

Control Panel \ Hardware and Sound \ Devices and Printers

  • In Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10, a window will appear in which the search for available printers will go. If a printing device is detected, select it, click “Next” and follow the prompts of the wizard.
  • In Windows 7, you need to select “Add a network printer.”

If the printing device is not found on the network, then click on the link “The required printer is not in the list”.

In the window that opens, double-click on the computer to which the printer is connected and select the printing device itself. Click “Next” and follow the prompts of the wizard. The shared printer is configured over the network.

To make it clearer, watch the below.

Print with pleasure.

If you find an error, please select a piece of text and press Ctrlenter.

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Glory to the author of this article, I finally set up the printer on the Win 10 and Win 7 LAN. Thank you and may the force be with you.

Thanks for the article, I confirmed my initial steps for connecting a non-network printer. But, there is one nuance, and because of this nuance, the printer may not connect, even according to the instructions in this article.
And this nuance is the printer driver.
Tip:
If all the steps for configuring computers have been completed (see the article above), and the other computer still does not connect the printer, install the printer driver (on another computer, or on all computers).
Good luck
Thanks again.

Thanks for the article, I confirmed my initial steps for connecting a non-network printer. But, there is one nuance, and because of this nuance, the printer may not connect, even according to the instructions in this article.
And this nuance is the printer driver.
Tip:
If all the steps for configuring computers have been completed (see the article above), and the other computer still does not connect the printer, install the printer driver (on another computer, or on all computers).
Good luck
Thanks again.

When installed on 7 with 10, it displays driver incompatibility with NT4.0 policy

Hello
I would remove the device and driver https://printerprofi.ru/raznoe/kak-udalit-driver-printera.html
I would download the new driver and install.

Maybe someone will come in handy. We have an old HP Laserjet 5L printer. The task is to connect it via wi fi (via a router) to a laptop. (windows10x64.
1. buy a cable adapter to a USB connection.
2.try to connect directly to a laptop. A driver that offers windows 10 from the list is suitable. (Driver date: 06/21/2006, Driver version: 10.0.18362.1)
3. connect the printer to the USB port of the router, and carry out the procedure for connecting the printer according to the instructions for this router (there are differences for different models). There are many articles on the Internet specifically on connecting to the router, but it is better to use the factory instructions.
Problems: 1. I killed 2 days about everything.
a) at first I could not find a suitable driver on the network, then still it turned out that windows gives it without problems.
b) with a direct connection, the printer worked; when installed through a router, it didn’t. (I got a message: busy or an error occurred), and the driver was the same.
c) tried to restart the laptop, turned the printer on and off, changed drivers. all to no avail
d) got up in the morning: turned off the router for 20 seconds, then turned it on, turned on the laptop, turned on the printer. printed a page that I tried to print yesterday 20 times.
Draw your own conclusions.
Now everything works without problems.
Note: the old HP 5 L does not have much memory, with documents of complex structure and extensive there are all sorts of printing errors.
Output: print large documents on one page, or change the print resolution from 600 to 300, or increase the printer memory (this is very expensive).