Connect a Printer to a Laptop Print from further away using your laptop

Laptop Print Wireless printers use your Wi-Fi community to print from your laptop. With a wi-fi printer, your laptop isn’t connected to a printer cable and documents can be sent to the printer from any room in your home or office.

When you’re faraway from your Wi-Fi, your wireless printer may be capable of print files you e-mail to it. Find out how to print wirelessly

Note: Instructions in this article apply to wireless printers connected to laptops running Windows 10, 8, or, 7.

Laptop Print, How to Connect the Wireless Printer to Your Wi-Fi

Wireless printers work over a community connection. If you operate the printer at home, this would be your wireless net connection. If you work in an workplace, it’s your workplace community.

The directions for connecting your wireless printer on your Wi-Fi network vary relying at the manufacturer. So, earlier than you begin, study the printer manual and comply with the manufacturer directions to connect the printer to a Wi-Fi network.

Note: Some printer manufacturers supply a software wizard that automates the process of connecting the printer to a Wi-Fi network.


These are the general steps to connect a wireless printer to a Wi-Fi network:

01. Power on the Wi-Fi router and the laptop.

02. Power on the printer.

03. On the printer control panel, go to the wireless setup settings.

Tip: If you use an Epson printer, navigate to Setup Wireless LAN Settings. If you have an HP printer, go to Network.

04. Select the wireless SSID of the Wi-Fi network.

05. Enter the Wi-Fi security password. The password is the WEP key or WPA passphrase for the router.

06. The wireless light on the printer will turn on when the printer connects to the Wi-Fi.


If you have problems connecting the printer to the Wi-Fi network

  • Connect the printer to the laptop with a printer cable or USB cable. If the laptop prints to the printer with the cable, the printer may not be able to connect to the Wi-Fi.
  • Move the printer to get a better Wi-Fi signal. Something may be blocking the printer’s access. Check the printer display for the Wi-Fi strength; some printers do not have this feature.
  • Clear any pending print jobs. There may be a problem with a document that blocks the printer’s ability to connect to the Wi-Fi.
  • Restart the printer.
  • Make sure the printer’s firmware is up-to-date.

How to Connect a Printer to a Laptop Wirelessly

After the printer has access to the Wi-Fi network, add the wireless printer to your laptop.


01. Power on the printer.

02. Open the Windows Search text box and type “printer.”

03. Select Printers & Scanners.

04. In the Settings window, select Add a printer or scanner.

05. Select your printer.

07.Select Add device

08.Wait while Windows sets up the necessary drivers and adds the printer to the laptop.

09.Windows may prompt you to install additional software. If so, select Get appto download and install the software from the Microsoft Store.