My daughter is away with the kids visiting her in-laws this week. My SIL's parents had an old desktop connected to a wired printer. The desktop died and they each got a laptop to replace it. When they needed to print they took their respective laptop over and plugged it into the wire. My daughter suggested they get a new wireless printer.
The old folks are clueless technically so Sarah phoned me to help install this Canon MX-492. I thought initially that we could use WPS pushbutton to get on the LAN but that failed. So she got their passphrase - I suspect it is the gateway default. Ater inputting this, we were on the LAN. Then she had to go into Windows and add the printer. At this point, the computer downloaded the software to get going. No DVD access on these cheapo laptops.
Finally all was well, so I told her to rinse and repeat with the other laptop and call me if anything was amiss. She's pretty IT savvy so I didn't hear anything. These people also have a tablet and I gave Sarah some hints about mobile printing but she said that would just complicate matters and they could print from their laptops. OK then.
Oh yes, I told her to delete the old printer from each laptop's Devices and Printers section. No need for them to inadvertently set the old printer as default.
Edited by raymac46, 23 July 2018 - 02:51 PM.