How To Add A Network Printer In Linux

How To Add A Network Printer In Linux
How To Add A Network Printer In Linux

Computer users have differing needs, for some printing is important. Adding a printer to Linux may seem different from other operating systems. If you’re buying a printer avoid Lexmark as these have the worst compatibility with Linux. Networked printers are convenient and include printers on a wireless network which are even more convenient. You can add a network printer on Linux, follow the simple steps below.

Turn on your network (or router) and ensure it can see any network devices. If you use MAC filtering you will need to add your printer and an IP address.

Turn on your printer and connect it to your network. Usually this is done on a panel on the printer if it is wireless or plugged in directly if it is wired.

Turn on your computer and see if it detects your printer automatically.

If it does not appear automatically, go through the add printer wizard as superuser. Click administrator mode (enter your password) and you will have a red border.

Click Add, then new printer to launch the wizard.

Choose your connection type.

Note

HP Printers need the help package installed then hp-setup to be run.

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