Before going to the printer configuration using how to add a printer to a virtual machine, first, let’s see what a virtual machine is.

  • Virtual Machine is a software application that acts as an exact computer. Some define a virtual machine as creating a computer within a computer. As a normal computer, this virtual machine can also run the application and programs. Creating a virtual machine quite easy with the help of the VMware Workstation application.
  • Download and launch the VMware Workstation application on your system. Perform the on-screen instructions to complete the virtual machine configuration process.
  • While creating the virtual machine using the VMware Player, a guest operating system named VMware Tool will be installed by the VMware WorkStation. The VMware tool acts as an integrator between the host computer the virtual machine. Both the VMware Tools and the VMware Player has a feature to detect the printer and your host computer.
    • Adding a printer to a Virtual Machine

    • First, ensure that you have successfully installed the printer driver on your host computer.
    • Ensure that the wireless printer can perform the print operation from the host computer.
    • If the printer fails to perform the print operation from the host computer, then the virtual machine will also not able to do it.
    • Click the Start menu and select the virtual machine in which you wish to install the printer and proceed with how to add a printer to a virtual machine guide.
    • After that, click the Edit Virtual Machine Settings option.
    • Now, the Virtual Machine Settings window will open.
    • Locate and click the Printer option.
    • If your printer is displayed under the printers list, then select it and click the OK button.
    • If not, click the Add button available in the same window.
    • Now the Add Hardware Wizard will appear on the screen.
    • Click Printer > Finish > OK.
    • The VMware Player’s main menu will open. Locate and double-click on the Virtual Machine and move on with how to add a printer to a virtual machine guide.
    • After a few seconds or minutes, check the printer icon available at the bottom of the screen.
    • If the printer icon has a green dot, then it means the printer is connected to the virtual machine and is ready for the print operation.
    • If there are no green dots, then click the printer icon and select the Settings option.
    • Mark the checkboxes beside the Connected and Connect at power on options.
    • Finally, click the OK button.
    • Now, the printer will be connected to the virtual machine successfully.

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    • Why is my wireless printer not printing?

      First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. To check if your printer is connected to your network: Print a Wireless Network Test report from the printer control panel. On many printers pressing the Wireless button allows direct access to printing this report.

    • Why is my printer showing error?

      The other most probable reason for the printing error is the connection between your computer and the printer. If you are sure that the transmission cable is working okay (tested the printer on another computer), then the problem might be the drivers. This can be the printer drivers or the USB port drivers.

    • Why do my 3d prints keep failing?

      Another common fail is over extrusion. Over extrusion happens when your 3D printer pushes out too much plastic too fast, causing a jam in the end of the nozzle. ... Make sure YOURu layer height is less than your nozzle diameter. Increase your cooling fan's power (this will cool the plastic and cause it to slow down)

    • What is the WPS button?

      WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is a wireless network security standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. WPS works only for wireless networks that use a password that is encrypted with the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security protocols.

    • How do I reset my printer?

      To restore your HP printer to factory-default settings, follow these steps. Turn the product off. Disconnect the power cable from the product for 30 seconds and then reconnect. Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds. The Attention light turns on. Release the Resume button.