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How to Install or Reinstall a Printer on Windows 11 Windows 10 and Windows 8 Using a Wired or Wireless Network

Summary: Guide for installing a Dell printer to wired or wireless network in Windows 11, Windows 10, and Windows 8

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If the printer has previously been installed on the computer, fully uninstall the driver and other software before reinstalling.

Note: Exact instructions for your model of printer can be found in the User Guide.


  • Click the Start Button or press the Windows Keyboard Button and type Control Panel to filter to the Control Panel Icon.


  • The control panel launches. Select Devices and Printers.


  • On the top menu bar, click Add a Printer.


  • The Add Printer dialogue opens and begins to search for available printer. Click "The printer that I want is not listed" to manually setup the printer.


  • Select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname and click Next.


  • In the Hostname or IP address field, enter the IP address of the printer. Uncheck the option for Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use, then click Next.


  • If prompted for Additional Port Information, under Device Type, select Standard and Generic Network Card then click Next.


  • Select Have Disk.


  • Click Browse.


  • Go to the extracted files and click Open.


  • Often the driver is a few directories deep. In this case, we select the Printer folder first.
    Note: The instructions in this step are a general guide using one driver package as a figure. Different driver packages have slightly different folder structures.


  • We are then presented with a choice between PCL (Printer Command Language) and PS (Post-Script) drivers. In this example, we are choosing Post-Script.


  • Language options are often present, in our example we select English.


  • Operating computer folders are also common, for our example we select WINXP_VISTA_64 meaning 64-bit drivers for Windows 2000, XP and Vista. If, as in this case, your version of Windows is newer than those listed, use the latest operating system version with the correct architecture.


  • Select the driver (*.inf) file, in this case dp5330.inf, and click Open.


  • In the Install from Disk dialogue click OK.


  • Some driver packages may include drivers for more than one model or variant. Select the correct model from the list if applicable, then click Next.


  • Printer name may be changed if wanted, or leave as default and click Next.


  • Choose if the printer should be shared, with this personal computer acting as a print server, then click Next. If you are unsure select Do not share this printer.


  • Click the Print a test page button then click Finish to exit the wizard.


    If these steps do not correct the problem, please contact Dell Technical Support.

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Last Published Date

05 Oct 2021



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