Installing And Configuring Printers
5.Installing And Configuring Printers
Both the devices printers and scanners use the same process
for installation and configuration. It is a step by step
process as given below:
Step 1 : Attach the device using a local or network
port and connect the power
The device is to be set up on a flat stable surface first
after which it is to be connected to host computer with
its power off or to the network. Once this is done, connect
power to it using power adapter that comes with it or with
A/C power cord if the device has built-in power supply and
finally the device is to be turned on.
Step 2 : Install and Update the Device driver and
calibrate the device
Boot up the computer and wait for it to recognize the
device and the wizard that appears helps in the configuration
process of driver for printer/scanner or CD-ROM that comes
with the device can be inserted which guides through the
device driver installation procedure.
The device functions once the driver is installed but
some devices such as inkjet printers or scanners require
to calibrate the device.
Calibration is the process by which a device is brought
within functional specifications.
Step 3 : Configure options and default settings
Once the driver is installed, default settings and options
for printers and scanners can be configured as required.
Step 4 : Print/scan a test page
Once all the steps above are completed, can test the
output of printer/scanner by printing a test page. Windows
has a built-in function for doing this.
Scanners are required to run the scanning software and
place a single page on the scanner and press scan button
and see that the scanned output on the PC is correct.