Are you looking for ways to save time and improve your workflow? Check out this guide on how to tether a sharp printer off of your computer so that you can scan documents and images to email quickly and easily.

What is a tether and how does it work?

The term “tether” typically refers to a connection between two devices that allows one device to be pulled away from the other while still maintaining communication. In the world of computing, tethering typically refers to using a mobile device’s data connection to send content from a computer to another device. This is done by connecting the mobile device to the computer with a USB cable, then using the mobile device’s internet connection to access the computer’s email and other web-based applications.

Tethering can be important for several reasons. First, it can provide an alternative way for people who are not able to access the Internet at their homes or offices to stay connected. Second, it can allow people to use their smartphones as portable computers, allowing them to access information and files that they might otherwise have difficulty accessing. Finally, tethering can be useful when someone needs to work on a document or project that requires access to large amounts of data but doesn’t have enough room on their personal computer.

Tethering is not without its risks, however. For example, if someone’s phone is tethered to their computer in a way that allows someone else access to their phone’s contacts or other sensitive information, that person could potentially be vulnerable to

How to tether your printer

In order to keep your printer connected while you are away from your computer, you can tether it. To do this, connect your printer to your computer with a USB cable. Then, open the “Network and Sharing Center” on your computer and click on the “Tethering and portable devices” icon. In the “Tethering and portable devices” window, click on the “Add a device” button and select the printer from the list. Then, click on the “Properties” button and select “Scan to email.” You will now be able to configure your printer to send scanned images to your email account.

What if I don’t have a cable?

If you don’t have a cable, you can try using a USB to Ethernet adapter, or tethering your printer to your computer using Bluetooth.


Thank you for your question! In short, you cannot tether a sharp printer off of a computer to make changes to scan to email settings. Printers that are connected to the network (via ethernet connection, for example) can be shared between computers. However, printers that are directly connected to the computer via USB cannot be shared.

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