Products used for examples
Printer: HP Photosmart C5180 All-in-One
Router: Linksys WRT54G
- Connect the following to the router: the computer you wish the printer be installed on, the printer itself, and the internet cable. You should now ONLY have 3 cables plugged into the router. Disconnect all devices except that which was described above.
- Set your printer's IP address to manual and give it a high IP address. For example, if your router's local IP address is 192.168.1.1; change your printer's IP address to 192.168.1.31.
- Make sure the subnet mask and gateway match that of your router. Usually subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 and gateway is the router's local IP address (example: 192.168.1.1).
- Now to install the printer. Click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers. Click Add a Printer.
- At the pop-up window, click Add a local printer.
- Select Create a new port. Type of port select Standard TCP/IP Port. Click Next.
- Enter the IP address of the printer in the Hostname AND Port Name (example: 192.168.1.31). Click Next.
- Windows will now begin detecting your TCP/IP port.
- Once that is done, a the window should read Additional port information required. At that screen, select custom.
- At the Install a printer screen, select your printer (example: Manufacturer > HP, Printers > HP Photosmart C5100 series). Click Next.
- Continue clicking Next until you've reached the end.
Note: If you want to install the network printer on multiple computers, you will have to disconnect everything and repeat the tutorial.