I have Windows XP on my machine, how do I connect to a Network Printer?

1.  Click the Start button and choose Settings > Printers and Faxes from the Start menu

2.  Click Add a Printer from the Tasks to start the wizard

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3.  Click the Next button of the Welcome to the Add Printer Wizard

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4.  Select the option to use A network printer or printer attached to another computer, then click Next

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5.  Search for the printer in the Active Directory by selecting to Find a printer in the directory then click Next

6.  Click Find Now to find all the printers in the Entire Directory of printers

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7.  Select the printer you want to connect to, then Click OK

Note: You may be asked to authenticate who you are by adding your username and password.  And you may be prompted to install the driver on your computer, click Install Driver to do this.

8.  Complete the rest of the wizard steps until completion. You may be asked to set this Printer as your default

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Print a Test Page

It’s a good idea to printer a test page to make sure the printer is setup and working correctly.  If this hasn’t already been done by the set-up wizard then follow these instructions.

1.  Click the Start button and choose Settings > Printers and Faxes from the Start menu

2.  Locate the newly installed printer icon and right-click the printer

3.  Choose Printer Properties

4.  From the General tab, click Print Test Page

5.  Go to the printer in question to see if the Test Page has been printed 

 

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