How to Map a Network Printer on Windows 7

If you have a network printer and you want to add it to your Windows 7 computer, then this tutorial is for you. We will walk you through the steps to get it done quickly and easily.

First, you need to open the Start menu and type in “devices.” The search results should show “Devices and Printers” above Control Panel. Click on it and then click the “Add a printer” button.

If the printer you want is not listed, click on “The printer that I want isn’t listed.” Then select “Add a printer using TCP/IP address or hostname” and click “Next.”

Select “TCP/IP Device” as the device type and enter the host name or IP address of the printer. You can also rename the printer name if you want. Keep the “Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use” checkbox selected and click “Next.”

If your printer is listed, select it and click “Next.” If it is not listed, select “The printer that I want isn’t listed” and follow the steps above.

Once your printer is found, you may need to select the driver from a list. You can also install the drivers from a disc, if you have one.

That’s it! You should now be able to print to your network printer from your Windows 7 computer. We hope this tutorial was helpful. Thank you for reading and have a great day.