To print on a networrk you must have a network enabled printer. Either a wireless connection or a wired connection will do. Does your printer have a network connector next to the USB port in the back? If so, then you can connect it to the network and, with the proper setup, print to it. However, if you do not then you do not have a network enabled printer and cannot connect it to the network.
If you have a network enabled printer you must first connect it to your network. To do this you must first attach a network cable to the printer and to the router you are using. Once you do that and turn the printer on it you should be able to access the printer. Installing the Samsung Control Panel will tell you if the printer is available. It should find the printer during setup and that should be all there is to it.
If the printer cannot be found then either it is defective or the route from your system to the printer is crossing a network gateway. A gateway is a place where two networks join. Each has a different IP address. If there is a router between your system and the printer, and if the printer is attached to a different router then there is a gateway between your system and the printer. You need to plug the printer into one of the LAN ports of the router and your system into one of the other LAN ports on the same router. Once you do that, assumming you are using DHCP (which almost everybody does) the two should see each other. Re-install the software and it should find the printer. If it does not, call Samsung because something is amiss.
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