How to Connect a Wireless Printer to a Satellite Connection

By Daniel Hatter

There are three ways printers can be configured as network printers. The first way is to connect one to a network computer and share it from the computer, the second is to connect it directly to the network via an Ethernet cable and the third is to connect it via wireless. If your printer supports wireless, this is the fastest way to enable network printing and it is very convenient for large offices and business setups. If you use a satellite connection for your Internet, connect the printer to the wireless router your satellite ISP provided you.

Connect the Wireless Printer to the Wireless Network

Set up the wireless printer in the desired location and plug in its power adapter. Turn it on, press the "Menu" button and then select the "Network," "Wireless" or other similarly named menu section.

Press the "Connect" option in the menu section and scroll through the list of wireless network within range. Select your satellite connection's wireless network name from the list when you reach it.

Type in your wireless network password/security key and press the "OK" button. Your wireless printer will now be connected to your wireless network and it is ready to be used with your network computers.

Install the Wireless Printer to Network Computers

Open the "Devices and Printers" folder on each network computer you'd like to install the printer to. In Windows 8, open the Charms bar, click "Search," click the "Settings" search option, type "devices and printers" and then click "Devices and Printers." In Windows 7, open the Start menu and click "Devices and Printers."

Click the "Add a printer" button and select the "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer" option. The wizard will now search the network for available printers.

Select your wireless printer when it appears in the results list, click "Next" and then click "Install driver," if prompted. Follow any additional onscreen prompts to complete the printer installation.