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Friday, November 29, 2013

Installing a WiFi printer to your Surface 2

This is one of those questions that I find a lot in forums relative to Surface RT and Surface 2. The beginning of the procedure is the same as in a regular desktop, you open the Control Panel, Device and Printers, add a printer and here is where the real fun begins. In my case, I want to add a HP Deskjet 6800 WiFi network printer. The Surface detects the printer and the shared installation in my Lenovo Desktop.

I'll pick the second from the above list that is the actual printer. Then I proceed with the driver installation:

The printer driver is not found and I have to pick the closest to my printer the HP Deskjet 6800 which in my case is the HP Deskjet 6520. To be sure that I picked a model close enough to the one I have, I do a Google search for that model.

Just by looking at the picture you can have an idea of how close is that one to the one that you own. If they look similar you can pick that one and install the driver.

Click on Print the Test Page and you should be getting your confirmation that your printer is ready.

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