Question

How do I add a network printer to my printer list in Windows 7?

Resolution

This article will walk you through adding a network printer to your printer list in Windows 7.

Step 1: Open Printers and Faxes.

  • Click on the Start Menu StartButtonwin7.
  • Select Devices and Printers
    • (Optional) If the Printers and Faxes shortcut is not in your Start Menu, open Control Panel.
    • (Optional) From Control Panel, select and open Devices and Printers.
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 Step 2: Adding a printer

  • In the Devices and Printers window Highlight the contents in the address bar.
  • DevicesWin7-1

     

  • Enter the pathway to the printer you are trying to connect to. 

  • Note: In place of # put the respective server and prt name of your printer. For this example, \\oitps1\prt475 will be used.
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    • Another smaller window will appear

     Printer Connecting

     

    • When this window appears, then you have connected successfully.

    Printer connected

     

    The Printer will now be added to your printer list. You can Right-Click and set the printer as the default.

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