Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Printer connections, part of CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 4 Displays and Printers.
- If you want to put a printer up on the network,…you've got two choices.…Number one, you could plug it into a system,…and then you could have that system share its printer.…Or you could plug the printer into the network directly,…either wired or wirelessly,…and then just share it from there.…So, let's start with the wired connections…that go directly to a computer.…There's really only two, parallel and USB.…Now, what you're looking at here,…this is a big, ol' multi-purpose printer.…It's a scanner and a bunch of other stuff.…
It's a fax machine.…That's why it's got these phone lines.…Pretend like those aren't there.…What I'm interested in you checking out is right there.…That's a USB connection,…and it takes it, a USB B connector,…and the other end plugs directly into my computer,…and then we can share it that way.…Here is the oldest type of printer connection there was.…This is what's known as, right here,…as a centronics connection.…It's an old D-shaped 30-pin connector,…and this is what the very first printers,…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The fourth, peripherals, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains how to manage monitors and display technologies, including how to work with connectors and ports like VGA and DVI. He also shows you how to maintain printers and multifunction devices, both as independent devices and as devices connected and configured to a computer.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
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- Configuring display technologies
- Working with Plasma and DLP monitors
- Setting up video connections, graphic cards, and projectors
- Using dual displays
- Troubleshooting video issues
- Maintaining printers