Don’t you find it strange that when you need to print something quickly and your printer is far away? Or be packed because of too much wire. And then to avoid all these difficult and boring tasks, you have taken a wireless printer and now you don’t know how to connect it.

Increasing numbers of printers now support network connections, making it easier than ever to print wirelessly. You can easily print to a wireless printer connected directly to your Wi-Fi network from both Windows and Mac laptops if you have a wireless printer.

In this lesson, we will tell you how to connect a wireless printer to a laptop.

How to Connect the Wireless Printer to Your Wi-Fi?

An Ethernet connection is required to use wireless printers. If you use your printer to connect to the internet, this would be your wireless connection. If you work at an office, it would be your network.

Manufacturers provide different instructions on how to connect your wireless printer to your Wi-Fi network. To connect the printer to a Wi-Fi network, you will need to read the printer’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Troubleshoot Connection Problems Maybe You Face

If you cannot connect the printer to a Wi-Fi network, try these steps:

  • With a printer cable or USB cable, connect the printer to the laptop. The laptop may not be able to connect to the Wi-Fi if it prints to the printer using the cable.
  • The Wi-Fi signal can be improved by moving the printer. If access to the printer is blocked by something, it may be improved. Wi-Fi strength is displayed on the printer display; some printers do not have this feature.
  • Remove any pending print jobs. This can be caused by an issue with one of the documents that prevent the printer from connecting to the Wi-Fi.
  • Restart the printer. 
  • Make sure the printer’s firmware is up-to-date.

How to Connect Laptop to Printer Wireless Step By Step

You can connect the printer to your laptop once it is connected to the Wi-Fi network.

Step 1. Power on the printer

Step 2. Type the word “printer” into the Windows Search text box.”

Connect Laptop to Printer Wireless Step By Step

Step 3. Select Printers & Scanners.

Step 4. Go to window Settings, select Add a printer or scanner

how to add a printer scanner

Step 4 Select your printer

after adding, a printer or scanner select your printer

select your printer

Step 6. Select Add device.

Select Add device.

Step 7. Wait while Windows

Windows will install the printer driver and add it to the laptop after setting up the necessary drivers

Step 8. Windows might

Installing additional software might be prompted by Windows. Select the Get app option from the Microsoft Store to download and install the software.

Installing additional software

Step 9. When the setup is complete

Following the installation, the laptop prints to the wireless printer without connecting to the printer via a USB cable.

Step 10. Go Back

Go back to Printers & Scanners if Windows did not recognize your printer.

Step 11. Select Add a printer or scanner.

Step 12. Select the printer

Please select The printer that I want is not listed.

 select The printer for conntect

Step 13. Add a Bluetooth

Next, select the Add a Bluetooth, wireless or network discoverable printer option in the Add Printer box.

Add a Bluetooth

Step 14. Choose Next

Choose Next after selecting the wireless printer.

Choose Next after selecting the wireless printer.

Finish. Close the Settings when you’re finished.