Method three. connect without using a password
If you have a printer without an LCD display, you can also do without entering the SSID. For this:
- press the Wi-Fi button on the control panel. the indicator will blink. This means the printing device is trying to connect to the wireless network;
then you need to find and press the WPS button on the router, thereby you agree to connect the device;
Connect the AirPrint printer to a Wi-Fi network
You can connect your AirPrint printer to a Wi-Fi network to print wirelessly from your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
This general information is not specific to your AirPrint printer. For detailed instructions, refer to the printer documentation or contact the printer manufacturer. All Wi-Fi printers require a properly configured Wi-Fi network and a name (or SSID) and password for that network.
If the printer can connect to your Mac via USB
You can use a USB connection to set up Wi-Fi printing:
- Connect your printer to your Mac with an appropriate USB cable.
- Install the Mac software that came with your printer and make sure it has the Printer Setup Assistant.
- Use the Add Printer Assistant to connect the printer to a Wi-Fi network, see your printer documentation for details.
- Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and Mac. The printer must remain connected to the Wi-Fi network.
Other simple alternatives
If you are unable to connect to Wi-Fi during the initial printer setup with HP Auto Wireless Connect, there are several other simple alternatives you can access.
If your printer has a built-in display
with a touchscreen or other built-in display (control panel) typically expects you to use that display to select or enter your Wi-Fi name and password. See your printer documentation for details.
From printer to computer via USB.
For those who do not have printer displays, you can also manually establish a connection between the printer and the PC during the installation of all of the printer software. This can be done using the USB ports of your printer and computer.
Connecting the printer to your home network via a picture router
The connection method described in this article is suitable for users who have a printer without a built-in network or Wi-Fi card, and have a router with a built-in USB port for the printer. The connection example was tested on the following equipment:
1) ASUS WL-520GU router;
2) Xerox Workcenter PE114e printer;
3) Two computers and a laptop with Windows 7 OS.
My home network consists of two desktops and one laptop. The printer connects only via a USB port, so in order to print through it from all computers, I either had to share it on the computer to which it was connected, or rush with a laptop / flash drive to the printer. The main disadvantage of the option with opening a shared access to the printer is that the computer to which it is connected must constantly work. this is not very convenient, especially if the computer is turned off during printing and you have to wait until it boots. The disadvantage of running around the apartment with a laptop, I think, is obvious.
In the dialog box that appears, select the first item. “Add a local printer” and click “Next”.
In this window, select the “Create a new port” item, then select the “Standard TCP / IP Port” value from the drop-down list on the right. Click “Next”. In the item “Name or IP-address” you need to enter the network name or address of the router. Better to enter the network address, in my case it is 192.168.1.1. In the “Port name” item, you can specify any name or leave the network address (it is automatically duplicated when you enter information in the previous field). Click “Next”.
Note: The checkbox “Ask the printer and select the driver automatically” can be left untouched, as it will not affect the speeding up of the process. Wait while the computer finds the previously specified TCP / IP Port. On this page, a message may appear (as in my case) that the device was not found on the network. do not worry, this option also suits us. In the “Device Type” section, select “Custom”. Click Next. Make sure that in the window “Standard monitor TCP / IP port” all values are set as in the image below and click “OK”. In the “Install Printer Driver” window on the left side, select the name of the manufacturer of your printer, and on the right. the exact model and click “Next”.
Note: If you could not find your printer in this list, before continuing with the installation process, click the “Have Disk” button and specify the path to the location where the drivers for your printer are located. If you have already installed drivers for the selected printer on your system, then the installer will ask you what to do in this case. Leave the default and click Next. In this window, you can set a convenient name for the printer, which will be displayed in the “Devices and Printers” section. If you change or leave the default printer name, click Next. The installer will now ask if the printer should be shared. Since the printer will be connected to a constantly running router, there is no point in sharing the printer. After setting the value “No sharing to this printer”, click “Next”. On the final page of adding a printer, you can check / uncheck the box for setting a new printer by default and check the printer’s operation by printing a test page. After selecting the settings you want, click Finish to complete the printer installation. These steps will need to be repeated on all computers from which you want to print through this printer.
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How to set up a printer connection if the router does not have a USB port for a printer and the printer supports a Wi-Fi wireless connection ?