Below are the steps required for connecting to a working printer on a network and print to it.
Turn on your printer and make sure it is connected to the network.
Open the Control Panel
Click on Hardware and Sound.
Double-click the Add a printer icon.
Select “Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer” and click Next.
Let Windows scan for the printer and if detected, select the printer and click Next. If the printer is not listed, click “The printer that I want isn’t listed” and skip to add printer by name or TCP/IP address.
If you know the printer’s name, choose “Select a shared printer by name” and enter the path to the printer. For example, with a network named “hope” and a printer named “hp”, the network path would be: “\hopehp”.
If you do not know the printer’s path, but have the printers IP address, select “Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname”.
If during the install, Windows asks for printer drivers, point to the location of your drivers. If you do not have drivers, visit the printer drivers section to find links to all printer drivers.