Windows PC users don’t rely on a printer connected to their own machine via USB. Instead a device located on a network is used, or perhaps as many machines now feature Wi-Fi connectivity. In this case, you’ll need to find and connect to the device through Windows before it can be used. Below are the steps to do that.
Click Start and go to Control Panel.
Click on the Hardware & Sound section and then select View devices and printers.
Click Add a printer. You’ll be asked to confirm whether it’s a Local printer or a Network Printer, wireless Printer or Bluetooth printer.
Select Network, wireless or Bluetooth printer. Now Windows will scan your network and display a list of devices. Click on the printer you want and click next. If its not listed, then click on“the printer I want wasn’t listed” then you’ll be given the ability to add the device by using its name or IP address and click Next.
Windows will now start connecting to the printer. Once you will be alerted it has been successfully connected. Press Next. Now you’ll be asked whether to set the device as your default printer and print a test page. Click Finish to complete the action. Now the printer will appear in your device list displayed
If you selected Local printer, you’ll be asked to specify printer port you’re using. You can also have the opportunity to create a new port here. Click Next.
Choose the printer manufacturer and model number from the list presented and click Next. Give name to the printer, and click Next. The printer will now be installed and after completion will appear in your device list.