HOW TO ADD A BONJOUR PRINTER ON WINDOWS MACHINE




HOW TO ADD A BONJOUR PRINTER ON WINDOWS MACHINE

What do you do if you have a windows network and your copier or printer is a bonjour printer.  So now you need to download bonjour for windows
In computing, Bonjour (formerly Rendezvous) is Apple Inc.‘s trade name for its implementation of Zeroconf, a service discovery protocol. Bonjour locates devices such as printers, other computers, and the services that those devices offer on a local network using multicast Domain Name System service records.

The software comes built into Apple’s Mac OS X operating system and iOS for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad from version 10.2 onward, and can be installed onto computers using Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Zero configuration networking (zeroconf), is a set of techniques that automatically creates a usable Internet Protocol (IP) network without manual operator intervention or special configuration servers.

Zero configuration networking allows inexpert users to connect computers, networked printers, and other network devices and expect a functioning network to be established automatically. Without zeroconf, a user must either set up special services, like Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System services (DNS), or set up each computer’s network settings manually, which may be difficult or impossible for non-technical or novice users.

Zeroconf is built on three core technologies:

  • Assignment of numeric network addresses for networked devices (link-local address autoconfiguration)
  • Automatic resolution and distribution of computer hostnames (multicast DNS)
  • Automatic location of network services, such as printing devices through DNS service discovery.
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