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How To Add Another Printer To My Computer

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Add Another Printer To My Computer

Carry out how to add another printer to my computer procedure given below to add another printer to your computer

Installing driver:

  • Insert the installation disc into the CD drive of your computer.
  • If you don't have a CD drive on your computer, you can download the driver from the printer's official website by choosing your printer model and operating system of your computer.
  • Open the installer file and follow the instructions in the installation wizard to complete to activate the printer software on your computer.

Adding another printer to a Windows computer:

Wired connection:

  • Plug in a USB cable to the printer and the other end of the cable to your computer. 
  • Turn on your printer and configure the printer before connecting the printer to your computer.
  • Press the Start button and type Devices in the search box and proceed with how to add another printer to my computer steps.
  • Open the Devices and Printers window from the list.
  • On older versions of the Windows operating system, go to Control Panel and select Devices and Printers.
  • In the Devices and Printers window, click the Add a printer tab.
  • Since your printer is already connected to your computer via Direct USB connection, it will be automatically detected. 
  • Choose your printer from the displayed list, and click Next.
  • Choose the "Use an existing printer port" option in the Add Printer window.
  • Insert the installation disc for the printer into the CD drive of your computer.
  • Choose the location of the disk where you have the installation file. Then, click Next.
  • Enter a printer name for your printer and select Next.
  • Wait till the printer setup gets installed, click on the Print a test page button. Then, click Finish.
  • Now, the other printer will get added to your computer.

Wireless connection:

  • Configure your wireless router before connecting the printer and computer.
  • Turn on Wi-Fi on your computer and select your Wi-Fi network.
  • Enter the password of the network to get connected to the wireless network.
  • If your printer has an LCD touchscreen display, select Wi-Fi and navigate to the Wireless LAN Settings.
  • Now while using how to add another printer to my computer steps, use the navigation keys to locate an option and press the OK button for selection.
  • Select the Wi-Fi Setup wizard and choose your network from the list.
  • Enter the password of your network to connect your printer to the wireless network.
  • Go to Devices and select Add Printer.
  • If your printer is not automatically detected, select the "The printer that I want isn't listed."
  • Enter the IP address of your printer and click "Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname." Then, click Next.

Finding IP Address:

  • Press the Windows+R buttons to open the Run dialog box.
  • Enter "cmd" in the Run dialog box, and click OK.
  • The Command Prompt window will be opened as an administrator.
  • Enter "ipconfig" and press Enter.
  • Locate and note down the IP address of the printer in the Command Prompt window.

Adding another printer to a Mac computer:

  • With an Ethernet cable, connect the LAN port of the router to the Internet port of the Samsung printer.
  • After the connection setup, visit the official website and download the Printer Installer file by following how to add another printer to my computer guide.
  • Under Printer Connection Type, select the Network menu and proceed with the installation.
  • If you are connecting printer for the first time, then choose Yes, otherwise, choose No.
  • Verify the Ethernet network connection and click Next to continue.
  • Now, the installer file scans for the printers connected to Mac and lists the printer devices under Printer’s Found.
  • If you cannot find your Samsung printer model, select the Manual Search button and enter the IP address of the printer to search it on the computer manually.
  • Then, select the software and download the software on Mac.
  • Complete the installation steps and finish the how to add Samsung printer steps.

Initial configuration:

  • Connect the printer to your Mac computer using an appropriate connection, either wired or wireless network.
  • If you have a wireless printer, you can connect your printer and computer over a network.
  • Make sure to configure your wireless router before connecting the printer to your Mac computer.
  • For a wireless connection, connect your printer to the wireless network by connecting with the network credentials. Connect your Mac computer to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • For Direct USB connection, locate the USB port on the printer and connect the printer and computer using a USB cable and proceed with how to add another printer to my computer steps.

Settings on the Mac device:

  • Go to the Apple menu on the top-left corner of the screen and select System Preferences from the list.
  • Select the Printers & Scanners icon and click the "+" icon. Then, select Add Printer.
  • In the Add Printer window, enter the IP address of your printer and type a printer name.
  • If the driver is not automatically selected, choose an appropriate driver from the Use section. Then, click on the Add button.
  • Once you add your printer, it will be displayed in the printer list when you select Print.
  • You can choose your printer to print a document /photo/envelope.
  • Print a test page to check the quality of the print and to check the printer's settings.

Finding IP Address:

  • Make sure to connect your printer to your Mac computer to find the IP address
  • Click the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  • Select Printers and Scanners and select your printer from the left panel.
  • Your printer's IP address will be displayed in the Location section in the Printers & Scanners window.
  • If your printer’s IP address is not displayed on the list, open the Safari browser and enter localhost:631/printers in the address bar.
  • After finishing how to add another printer to my computer guidelines, Your IP address will be shown in the Location section next to your printer.