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How to Add a Wireless or Network Printer in Windows 10

Learn how to add a printer to windows 10, Tutorial includes steps for adding a wireless printer or a network printer in Windows 10.

How to Add a Wireless or Network Printer in Windows 10?

Sometimes we plug-in the device and itself its software gets installed and user can easily access the connected device and manage all the settings in the control panel under devices folder. Printer are the external device on which we will provide you the information that how to locate, and troubleshoot any issue if occurred while setting up the devices. Because sometimes connecting an external device to a pc becomes an issue as neither it will get connected nor get treated. Here are the steps to locate the devices, add them to the system, and make an easy access for using the devices.

How to locate and Add a printer?

Step 1: First connect the printer to pc using USB cable.

Step 2: Open Settings tab using Window + I.


By pressing Windows + I , you will be simply redirected to the windows settings page where you have to click on Devices.


By moving in to the Devices, you will be able to see the above image like reflection and you can click over Printers and Scanners and here you can add up your new printer or use the earlier one.

Here if you find your printer name then simply add it to your system and follow the instructions as it will ask you each and everything and then get installed in minutes on your system. After getting installed you can easily access the printer and takes as many printout as initially the system will also takes a demo after the installation , as it will ask you that you need to print something as a testing or not.

But If your device is not listed here

Device not listed

Just like in the above image you can see that there is an option coming that if “ The printer that I want isn’t listed” then just like this click on the given option. And you will be redirected to the below image.

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device setup

Here you will be able to see the different methods to add up your device as there may be an issue of device drivers as they need to be recently updated as windows 10 will only allows the updated drivers to work and provide you an access to all the devices.

How to Add a Wireless Printer?

Generally only you have to connect both the system and the device to the same wifi network which will eventually connect each other through network devices . Simply you have to enter the network SSID which will help it to recognize and manage all the connections between the devices .

There may be an issue initially as you have to connect the device using USB or make an installation of the driver and let them update and according to your system and network settings you can simply connect the devices and make use of it.

Here you can also add it as a shared printer , this is basically used in the corporate category or offices as people use a single device which is connected to many systems.

open sharing

Right click on the WIFI in the task bar will open this box and then you have to click “Open Network and Sharing Center” and get yourself redirected to the below Image.

You have to create a homegroup option.


By following the simple instruction you can simply create home-group in which access to devices can be used by all the people and admin can also give access to some of the people.

You can also see the number of installed or connected printer in the network devices In the file explorer as well.