How to Set Up Wireless Printing on a Dell

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With Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista, you can hook up all your computers in your home to one Dell printer, wirelessly. All you need is a printer equipped with a wireless adaptor, a router set up with a wireless network and the simple steps below.

Here's how to set up wireless printing on a Dell using an installation CD:


  1. Turn on your printer and a computer connected to your wireless network.
  2. Insert the Software and Documentation CD that came with your Dell printer into your computer's disc drive.
  3. Accept the terms of the License Agreement, and follow the directions from the software.
  4. Connect your USB cable between your computer and your printer, if the on-screen instructions ask you to. Disconnect the cable when it tells you to as well.
  5. Complete the installation process as instructed, and then configure your printer and align your cartridges [source: Dell].

Here's how to set up wireless printing on a Dell using Microsoft Windows:

  1. Click the Start button and then choose Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Devices and Printers from the Control Panel. In Windows Vista, it's simply called Printers.
  3. Click Add a printer. Select the option for adding a wireless or network printer. Windows will search for any printers on your network.
  4. Select your printer from the list. If the Add Printer Wizard pops up, select your printer's Manufacturer and model, and click OK.
  5. Complete the rest of the steps until you click Finish [source: University of Baltimore]. //]]]]> ]]>