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04-29-2012 02:21 PM
I just bought an HP 8600 all-in-one printer that can print wirelessly. I have a laptop and iPad I can set up wirelessly, but I still have an old Dell desktop with no wireless capabilities. I have a router for my wireless devices for internet. Can I set up printing for both my wired and wireless devices so both can print to the printer at any time?
05-02-2012 12:48 PM
Hey dpl. You definitely can set it up this way. Be sure to have your SSID and password handy. Have you set the print up using USB yet?
Here are the steps to setup the printer wirelessly:
- On the product touch screen, touch the Right Arrow ( ) to display the second navigation screen.
- Touch the Setup icon ( ). The Setup Menu screen displays..
- Touch Network , touch Wireless Setup Wizard , and then touch Continue .
- Wait while the product searches for routers that are within range of the product. The Select Network Name menu displays.
- Scroll down the list of network names until you find the name of your network .
- Touch the name of your network , and then touch OK .NOTE:Your network name does not display on the Select Network (SSID) menu if your network settings have SSID broadcasting turned off or if a network problem exists.
- If the list does not contain your network name, follow these steps to enter it manually:
- On the Select Network (SSID) screen, scroll to and select Enter New Network Name . An on-screen keyboard displays.
- Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the network name (SSID).NOTE:Make sure that you type the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters exactly. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
- When you finish entering the new network name, touch OK . The product searches for that specific SSID.NOTE:If the SSID is not found after manually typing the network name, contact your network administrator or the person who set up the wireless network to confirm the network’s SSID/network settings. Once the SSID is found, the product determines if the network has a security key and what type of key it is.
- If prompted, enter the WEP or WPA key:
- Using the on-screen keyboard, touch the appropriate letters or numbers to enter the key.NOTE:You must type the exact uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
- When you finish entering the WEP key or WPA key, touch OK , and then touch OK . The product attempts to connect to the network.
- Wait for the product to connect to the network.
Here is the link to the document on how to set it up wirelessly: Installing the Printer Software on a Wireless or Wired (Ethernet) Network Hope this helps!