Installation of a network printer in a separate network element

Installing a network printer in a separate network element solves the problem of mandatory start the computer, on which share the network printer.But in this case it is necessary to consider one important detail is that there are printers with integrated Wi-Fi or Ethernet module-connector, as well as printers in which the network interface is not.

Printers with a network interface

If your printer has a network interface, you must connect it to the network by integrating wireless LAN or cable connection to the network equipment.Next, you must configure a network printer.To do this through the printer menu or via a special application that comes with a set of drivers, you must specify the type of address - a static address or dhcp.If you are using static addressing, you will need to enter the address, network mask and Gateway as needed.You should also change the network name of the computer to make it easier to recognize it, but it's not necessary.All - the printer is configured.

Installing a network printer in this case, the disk from the official manufacturer, which is attached to the device.In this case, at the initial stage of setting the installer should indicate that the installation is carried out for a network device.Then the whole network segment will be scanned for the presence of the printer model, and it appears in the list.If the device is the model number of the network, it must be determined by previously entered addresses, or on behalf of the network.Further network printer installation is progressing normally.

use print server

If you have a printer that can only be connected locally to the computer, then it can be just open access on the PC where it is installed.However, this type of connection is not very convenient as network printing is dependent.The way out of this situation is to use a print server.

print server is a device that allows the use of a printing device interface for local connection as a full network printer.In itself, the device is quite compact.The print server has an interface for connecting to a printer on a USB-port or LPT-port and network interface to connect to the network (Wi-Fi, Ethernet).With this device it is possible to connect the printer on a network that is inherently local.

So, the printer is connected to a local port print server that connects to the network or via a cable or wirelessly.Next, you need to configure the print server.To this end, it is connected via USB or COM-port to the computer on which you install software that came with the device.If the software is not supplied, then the adjustment is made on the web-based interface.Through the application or the browser settings to configure network devices - such as the type of address, name and address.And the last step is to install a network printer on the network computers.