Printer Setup Services
Transit Tech can set up your printer to your home computer network. Traditionally, the most common way to make a printer available to a home network has been to connect it to one of the computers and then tell Windows to share it. This is called a shared printer.
Traditional Shared Printer:
Advantage: Works with any USB printer.
Disadvantage: The host computer always has to be powered up; otherwise the rest of the network won’t be able to access the shared printer.
Sharing with Windows HomeGroup:
In previous versions of Windows, setting up a shared printer could sometimes be tricky. But a new home networking feature in Windows 7, called HomeGroup, has greatly simplified the process. When a network is set up as a HomeGroup, printers and certain files are automatically shared.
Once we have setup your HomeGroup the following steps will be used to configure your printing:
- On the computer the printer is physically connected, click the Start button and then click Control Panel. In the search box, type HomeGroup, and then click HomeGroup.
- Make sure the Printer’s check box is selected. (If not, select it, and then click Save Changes).
- Go to the computer you want to print from.
- Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button, then click Control Panel, type HomeGroup in the search box, and then click HomeGroup.
- Click Install Printer.
- If you don’t already have a driver installed for the printer, click Install Driver in the dialog box that appears.
Transit Tech can set up your printer on your home network for sharing capabilities across all attached devices. Contact us today to start the conversation.