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How to Connect a Printer Using a Web Browser

How to Connect a Printer Using a Web Browser

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How to Connect a Printer Using a Web Browser
Now I am going to discuss about how to connect a printer using web browser. Withthe Internet printing characteristic of Microsoft Windows XP, you can use your Webbrowser to connect to share printers on a print server that is running MicrosoftInternet Information Services (IIS). Printing is implemented by way of the InternetPrint Protocol (IPP), which is encapsulated in the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).By typing the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of a remote printer in the Address barof your browser, you can connect to, and print from the printer in the same way as if it were attached to your own computer. In addition, get further printer support if youhave Manage Printers permission for the printer, you can also pause or resumeoperation of the printer.
Steps To connect a printer using a Web browser:1.Start Microsoft Internet Explorer.
In the
bar, do one of the following:
If you do not know the name of the printer to which you want to connect, type thefollowing, where
is the name of the print server:http://
/printers/For example, to view a list of all printers that are located on a print server namedMyPrintServer, type the following:http://MyPrintServer/printers/A list of all printers on the print server is displayed in your browser window. Inthe list of available printers, click the name of the printer that you want.-OR-
If you know the name of the printer to which you want to connect, type the URLof the printer by using the following format, where
is the name of the print server and
is the name the printer:http://
/For example, if you want to go directly the page of a printer that is named Laser that is shared from a server called MyPrintServer, type the following:http://MyPrintServer/Laser/3.In the browser window, a Web page opens in which the printer properties are displayed.Click the links to view more information about your printer, or perform a printer or document action.
To connect to the printer, click 
Printer Actions
.You are connected to the printer, and Windows installs the appropriate printer driver for your computer.After the installation is complete, the icon for this printer is added to the Printers andFaxes folder on your computer. You can then use, monitor, and administer the printer as if it were attached to your computer.

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