This ementes teaches you how to connect an AirPrint printer to a Wi-Fi network so that you can print wirelessly from your computer. Once the printer is connected to the Internet, you can print wirelessly from your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
1. Place your printer in close proximity to your router for best results. The wireless logo is displayed on the majority of modern printers that have Wi-Fi capability. To find out whether your printer has Wi-Fi or AirPrint capabilities, look through the manual that came with it or consult Apple’s list of AirPrint-compatible printers.
2. Connect your printer to an electrical power source. Make use of the power cable that came with your printer, or another one that is compatible with your printer.
3. Start your printer by pressing the power button. To turn on the printer if it does not turn on automatically when it is plugged in, press the power button once it is connected. The power button is typically located on the front face of the device or on the back near the power cable.
4. Navigate to the wireless network configurations for your printer. Most modern printers come equipped with a built-in display, which can be used to navigate through various menu options. The location of the wireless settings varies from printer to printer, but you’ll typically find them in a menu called Settings or Manage, depending on the printer.
For information on how to connect your printer to your wireless network if it does not come with a built-in display, consult your printer’s manual.
For those who are using an HP AirPrint printer that does not have a built-in display, pressing and holding the “Wireless” and “Cancel” buttons at the same time until the “Power” and “Wireless” lights begin to flash is required.
For those who cannot locate their printer’s wireless settings, they can add the printer on a Mac by selecting Apple > System Preferences > Print and Scan, and then clicking + to add the printer to the list.
5. On the printer, choose your Wi-Fi network from the drop-down menu. Once you have located the wireless settings, the printer should begin searching for wireless access points to which it can connect as soon as you do. You must first select the SSID of your wireless router (which is usually located on the bottom or back of the router), and then enter the Wi-Fi password if one is required.
Depending on whether you are able to locate the Wi-Fi network you are looking for, you may need to relocate the printer closer to the router.
If your printer does not have a touch screen, you will need to enter the password using the hardware buttons. Wi-Fi passwords are typically case-sensitive, so make sure you use the proper capitalization when creating your password.
6. To use the same Wi-Fi network, you must connect your computer, phone, and tablet. As soon as you’ve connected the AirPrint printer to your Wi-Fi network, it will appear as a printer on any device (including your iPhone) that is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the AirPrint printer.
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