Installing a Network Printer Using Windows 10

Connect to a Network printer- Windows 10

First, click the search icon located at the bottom left of the screen.

Once the search bar appears, type in “Control Panel” – this should appear in the list of matches.

Click on it to enter the control panel.

Under Hardware and Sound, click “View Devices and Printers.”

Click “Add a Printer.” You will then be given a list of available printers on the network.

Instead of choosing a printer from this list, click “The printer I want isn’t listed,” which is located under the device list.

Choose “Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname.” 

You will be prompted for the hostname or IP address of the printer ending in “” (for instance, “”). Type the appropriate information in the first blank—the second blank should automatically fill itself in with the same address.

The print manager will attempt to detect the driver and install the printer. Wait a brief moment for this to run its course.

Click “Next” when the computer prompts you for additional port information.

Select the appropriate model from the provided list. If you cannot find the one you need, click “Windows Updates  and wait to see if the list is updated (this may take some time). If not, go to the printer manufacturer’s website and download the driver from there.


You can name the printer “Network Printer” on the user’s computer once it is installed.


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