For new printer users, successfully establishing a connection between your wireless printer and WiFi can be a daunting task. Though the process is quite plain and simple, if you’ve never used a wireless printer before, things may seem arduous. But don’t you worry, here in this blog, we’re shining a light on a few steps that will guide how to connect a wireless printer to a WiFi network without much trials and tribulations.
Before we get to those steps, there are certain things, which you need to know. The hype would have put you in thinking that there are endless steps involved in the process, but that’s not what it is. You must be sure of the following things.
- The printer should be connected to your WiFi network.
- You’ll have to detect and connect to the printer from windows.
Neither of the above two mentioned things is difficult to do. It takes a few minutes to get it done. Apart from that, make sure your printer is powered up, has ample ink, and has pages loaded. That being said, let’s straight away jump into the steps you need to perform to add a printer to the WiFi network.
Method Number 1 – Auto Connect
It’s one of the most common methods allowing printers’ users to connect their printer with their network wirelessly. It’s available on almost all types of printers and is pretty convenient. You can begin using the method in case your computer is already set up on WiFi.
Select Wi-fi Auto Connect. Although this feature may be called something else depending on the model, the function is basically the same for all brands. The printer will identify the network your computer is upon and use that information to connect to the corresponding wireless network. It may take a minute or two, but once it’s done you’ll have no problems connecting a wireless printer to WiFi.
Method Number 2 – WPS Pin
If your printer doesn’t support WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) you will probably have to enter in a ‘network key’ – a series of numbers and letters – into the printer using the function buttons and screen on the printer in order to establish the connection between your printer and router.
If you haven’t changed the password since installation, you will find the network key in your router’s documentation, or on a label on the router.
That said, let’s end our blog right here with the two methods mentioned above explaining how you can connect wireless printer to WiFi network.
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