Installing Using a WSD Port

This explains the procedure for searching for devices on a network from Windows using a WSD (Web Services on Devices) port and installing the driver.
You cannot install multiple drivers in the computer you want to install a driver in using a WSD port. If you are installing a new driver, do so after first uninstalling the drivers. If you want to install multiple drivers, share a standard TCP/IP port.


Confirm that the following conditions are satisfied. Complete the preparation operations.
Page Description Language selection (Plug & Play) function settings of the device
Set this to match the driver. For details, refer to the manual of the device.
Selecting [Custom] to Install
Specify a temporary port ([LPT1] etc.) and install the driver.


Select [Network] from the [] (Start) menu.
For Windows 10:
Display [Network] from Explorer.
For Windows 8/8.1/Server 2012/Server 2012 R2:
Display the charm bar in the [Desktop] screen → click [Settings] > [Change PC settings] > [Devices] (or [PC & devices] > [Devices]) > [Add a device].
Right-click the target device → click [Install].
The installed device is displayed in [Devices and Printers], [Printers and Faxes], or [Printers] in the Windows Control Panel.
In Windows 10, the installed device is displayed in [Settings] > [Devices] > [Printers & scanners] > [Printers].
After installation is complete, the icon of the printer added after installation specifying the temporary port is unnecessary. To delete the icon, right-click the icon to delete → click [Remove device] or [Uninstall].

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