A wireless printer connects to your laptop either through a technology called Bluetooth, which requires devices to be next to each other or, if you have access to a wireless network, using Wi-Fi available to devices within 50 to feet or so. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are short-range wireless connections meaning you have to be near the printer to connect to it. To use a Bluetooth-based wireless printer, you may have to connect a Bluetooth transmitter to a USB port on your laptop. This transmitter is a small device about the size of a stick of gum that transmits a signal to your printer. If you have a Wi-Fi—enabled laptop, you can skip this step. You should run through the procedure in the previous task to set up the printer in Windows Control Panel and install any required drivers.
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To install the print client which will allow you to connect to library printers, unzip and install the appropriate print client software:. You can determine if your system is bit or bit by looking under System Type as shown below. Two printers will be installed to your computer. They will not replace your default printer. Each time you send something to the printer in the University Libraries, you will need to choose the appropriate printer.
Installing a Dell Printer on your HP laptop with Windows Vista is a simple process whether you're using the wired or wireless method. Hook your Canon printer up to your Dell laptop to create physical documents from spreadsheets, presentations and other digital documents you use in your business. Despite the differences in manufacturer, laptops and printers are designed to work with one another right out of the box. Once the printer is connected to the laptop, the Windows operating system will guide you through the process of installing the printer drivers that are necessary for communication between the two devices.