How to Print From a Wireless Laptop to a Wireless Printer

By Chad Buleen

Printing from a laptop to a wireless printer can be beneficial because it allows you to have more mobility and freedom when using your computer. In order to use a laptop with a wireless printer, the laptop must have the wireless printer's software installed on it. Having this software installed allows the laptop to find the printer's wireless network and thus be able to print a page or document.

Step 1

Turn on your printer. Make sure the wireless function is turned on. This is usually indicated by a blue or green light next to a wireless symbol on the front of the printer.

Step 2

Insert the software installation disc that came with your printer into your laptop's disc drive.

Step 3

Double-click the disc icon when it appears on screen.

Step 4

Follow the on-screen instructions. You may need to restart your computer.

Step 5

Open the document that you want to print.

Step 6

Press "Ctrl" and "P" to open the "Print" dialog box.

Step 7

Click the arrow on the drop-down menu in the dialog box to choose the printer that you just installed.

Step 8

Click "OK."