Add a local printer
- Connect the printer to your computer using the USB cable and turn it on.
- Open the Settings app from the Start menu.
- Click Devices.
- Click Add a printer or scanner.
- If Windows detects your printer, click on the name of the printer and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation.
How do you connect a computer to a wireless printer?
How to connect your printer
- Open Windows search by pressing Windows Key + Q.
- Type in “printer.” Source: Windows Central.
- Select Printers & Scanners.
- Turn on the printer.
- Refer to the manual to connect it to your Wi-Fi network.
- Hit Add a printer or scanner.
- Select the printer from the results.
- Click Add device.
How do you add a printer that isn’t showing up?
Installing a network printer manually
- Open Settings.
- Click on Devices.
- Click on Printers & scanners.
- Click the Add a printer or scanner button.
- Wait a few moments.
- Click The printer that I want isn’t listed option.
- Select the Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname option.
- Click the Next button.
Why is my computer not finding my printer?
Restart the printer and try again. Unplug the printer from an outlet. You can plug it back in again to see if it works this time. Check if the printer is properly set up or connected to your computer’s system.
Why can’t My computer find my wireless printer?
Run the printer troubleshooter. If your computer can’t detect your wireless printer, you can also try to fix the problem by running the built-in printer troubleshooter. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshooter >run the printer troubleshooter.
How do I make my printer discoverable?
Go to the Start menu and click Settings, Devices, then Printers & scanners. Select Add a printer or scanner and wait for your printer to appear in the list, then select it and hit Add device. If Windows doesn’t find your printer, select The printer that I want isn’t listed and follow the instructions.
How do I find my printer?
How do I find out what printers are installed on my computer?
- Click Start -> Devices and Printers.
- The printers are under the Printers and Faxes section. If you don’t see anything, you may need to click on the triangle next to that heading to expand the section.
- The default printer will have a check next to it.