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How to get my network connected and printer connect simultaneously? If one connects the other disconnects from the network.  Am I being hacked?

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@Indianmusicgirl -- Am I being hacked?

 

Not likely. 

 

If your computer and your printer are connected -- Ethernet cable or WiFi -- to the same router (or cable-modem/router box that is supplied by your Internet Service Provider), and your devices are set to "automatically obtain IP address", then the two devices should get different IP-addresses, and thus co-exist on your home network.

 

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It sounds like you've configured the printer for a "wifi direct" connection.  It becomes an "either/or" condition.

 

This connects your computer directly to the printer, and not through your router.  Reconfigure the printer to attach to your router, and turn off Wifi Direct.

 

WyreNut

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