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How To Install A Wired Or Wireless Printer On Windows 11

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Install Printer Windows 11
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Whether you have a wired printer or a wireless printer, setting up a printer is a breeze on Windows 11. Windows can also automatically install the printer drivers also. This article will explain how to add a printer to Windows 11. A printer can be added both manually or automatically, we have covered both options.

Install A Printer To Windows 11 Automatically

Ensure that your printer is powered on and plugged in if it’s a wired printer. If it’s a wireless printer, ensure it’s connected to the same network as your computer.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Bluetooth & Devices.
  3. Select on the Printers & Scanners page.
  4. Click on the Add A Printer Or Scanner button.
  5. Click on Add Device for Windows to locate the printer.

Once done installing, the printer will show up in the list with other printers and scanners you’re using.

Install A Printer To Windows 11 Manually

If your computer isn’t recognizing the printer automatically, you can try to add it manually.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Bluetooth & Devices.
  3. Select on the Printers & Scanners page.
  4. Click on the Add A Printer Or Scanner button.
  5. Click on Add Device for Windows to locate the printer.
  6. Select the Add Manually link.
  7. Choose one of the several options, depending on your situation and how you plan to connect the printer. The options work for both wireless or network-attached printers. If your printer is attached locally/directly to your computer, choose Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings, and then Next.
  8. Choose a port the printer is attached to, then select Next.
  9. In the options for installing the printer driver, there are 2 options. Select Have Disk to browse for it. Otherwise, select Windows Update.
  10. Choose the printer’s manufacturer from the left column, and then the model from the right column. Select Next.
  11. Add the printer name, select Next.
  12. Choose Do Not Share This Printer, then select Next. In case you want to share then select Share This Printer.
  13. Select Print a test page if you want to test the printer, otherwise, choose Finish to see the printer in your list of devices.

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