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wireless light flashing blue

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deskjet 3050a
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

Yesterday changed the printer ink and the wireless light has been bliking blue ever since.  Printer is hooked up to my pc by USB cable.  I went thru the software and drivers download process and the light is still flashing.  does it really matter seeing as the printer is connect to my pc?



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Blinking blue light means your printer is not connected to your routers SSID wirelessly.   You can have USB and wireless together, which I assume you had.   


Replacing/reconnecting/changing your wireless router, try here.


* Reset your printer back to Network Defaults.  Then run the Wireless Setup Wizard to connect.  Both can be accessed from the front panel or computer.  If no front panel for configuration, you must use your Printer USB cable to connect.  You can also try the WPS method if your router/printer supports this only if the Wizard or Printer USB cable is not available.  Read your User Guide for info.


* Wireless printers only connect to the 2.4G band in your router.  The router must have the 2.4G SSID band enabled with a different SSID name than your 5.0G SSID band in your router.


* Set router to a fixed wireless channel like 1, 6 or 11, never ‘auto’.  Try channel 1 first then the others one at a time. 


* Make sure printer and router are at least 5 feet apart. 


* Make sure IPv6 is disabled in the printer.


Make and model of modem and router?


However if you have a Gateway (modem+router) device, all Gateway devices are terrible for wireless connectivity.   If it works, it works.  If it doesn’t… suggest you think about putting that gateway device in full bridge mode and install your own high quality router that YOU have full control over. 

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