by Anthony Clark
Since you're here, let's start with a History Lesson: Before we begin to understand how to connect a printer to WiFi and print. Let's dig into how and since when Printers have been around. Printers have not been a foreign concept, first made in China.
They further helped in the development of society in the 15th century in Europe. They were not high speed until 1953. Old printers were called line printers which were much similar to the typewriters. The Gutenberg Press was the first to become a commercially printing press.
That meant the flow of ideas and information throughout the region became easier. By now you must be interested to know how we developed the printers that we now use at our homes. But before that let us understand what are wireless printers
Before Johannes Gutenberg, there were two time-consuming methods of printing. Block printing or hiring a Scribe. Block printing uses wood. Every page that needs a copy has to have its block. Scribing, on the other hand, was too expensive and time-consuming.
Around 1938, xerography, a method that utilized ink and an electromagnetic metal plate, was developed. It remained under development for 20 years and came into the market in 1961 as Xerox Corporation.
Later in the 1980s, laser technology used with xerographic copiers and HP laser jet printers were released for consumer use. Later came the inkjet printers. Printing science was present all along but not fully developed until the 1980s. The creation of inkjet printers is known to be a collaboration between Canon, Hewlett-Packard, and Epson. Then came the 3D printers in 1984 ALL in one printers in the 90s and wireless printers by 1993.
As life has become convenient, things are just a click away. Times have changed, and no one needs those long cords running all over their desks to connect printers with the computer.
Present-day printers are all coming with the ability to be connected via Bluetooth or WiFi. Unlike the regular printers, you can take your prints from anywhere the Wi-Fi connectivity is available.
That is the reason wireless printers have a higher selling rate. If you have missed the steps to set up your printer and need to learn how to do it. It's tricky for some of you to connect Wi-Fi to the printer. Keep reading as we have written some simple ways you can set up your home or office printer all on your own You can switch to your new printer by using the following steps:
To be able to print with your Wi-Fi printer, you need to connect to the WiFi network. It is a different method as compared to connecting your phone devices. That will help your device to communicate with the printer.
The user manual that comes with the printer may look hard. Each company may have a different way of connecting. However, the following method is a general method that may apply to every printer.
Let's start with the basics: Turn on the computer and printer. Make sure your computer's WiFi is connected. If it is not, connect that first.
The Second Step would be deciding such a place where your printer would not lose connection. The printer needs to be within the WiFi router range.
Lastly, check if your printer comes with an application. Install the app on your smartphone or Pc. The application makes it easier to connect to a wireless network. Each printer will have a different way of connecting to the WiFi, you can use the printer's touchpad as well. You will need the network key and password to connect your printer.
It is necessary to connect devices such as tablets, Pc, mobile phones to the wireless printer.
Each device has a different way to connect. We have mentioned All of them below.
Tip: You can even add a service that will show you a brand that you can download.
Tip: You can even install the printers' application to connect it to your printer and phone to send the command of wireless printing
Finally, both the printers and then the devices are connected. The next step is to check if everything is connected and working. For that, you need to print a test page.
The following steps will help you to check your device and printer connectivity.
Your page will print in a few seconds.
Tip: If the printer doesn't print, you can restart the printer. Make sure your WiFi is connected if you're looking for a printer here are few companies that you should know about.
Some Wireless printers can be easy to use via laptop, while some may be easier to use on mobile phones. Most printers may have an app that makes it easier to use via smartphone. Here is a list of a few printers that are user-friendly and widely used. HP, Canon, Richo, Xerox, and Brother are a few notable names.
The connectivity has become wireless, and this has influenced the generation in many ways. Wireless printing is one of its gifts. Although, printing itself had influenced global development and geared up the connectivity through the printing press, books, and quick access to information.
The WiFi printers have many advantages themselves.
With this article, we have tried to make it easier to understand how to connect these printers with WiFi and other devices.
In printing, wireless printers have changed the game. They have made lives effortless. With the increasing benefits of connectivity over Wi-Fi, printing has become cost-effective. Hopefully, you are saying bye to old traditional printers and switching to the new ones.
About Anthony Clark
Anthony Clark always had a passion for digital drawing and printing ever since he was young. He would wander around his parents' house in Phoenix, Arizona drawing various things with his older digital tablet. Be it just a memory collection or a portrayal of anything: objects, parents, school, events, etc. He received his BA in Graphic Design at San Jose State University - the heart of Silicon Valley. Now Mr. Clark is excited to present his experience coupled with some colorful dips to help shape the future of printing.