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How is your Printer connected to the Computer? Wi-Fi Direct or just the normal wireless?

 

Let's go to the setup menu>Printer Maintenance>Restore Factory Defaults

 

Once done, let me know if you're able to see the Wi-Fi Direct option under the Wireless>Settings menu

 

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Thanks for the info. I'll try the factory defaults reset and see what I can see. But, I do have a related question. If I see the Wi-Fi Direct option and turn it off, will I still be able to print from my own smart phone?

 

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I'm thinking that it is on because I can see the Direct network? So, I guess that means anyone close enough to my Direct network can use is since no password seems to be required because it's not on my "real" network! Do I have this right?

 

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You can setup password for the WiFi direct.

Refer this HP document for steps:- Click here

 

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I started to do the restore, and got warnings. All settings will be deleted. Admin password for EWS , etc. will be deleted. Web Services will be removed and HP Instant Ink won't work..... Do I really want to do this/

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You may turn off WiFi Direct or secure it using a password.

 

To turn it off, 

On the printer screen, go to Settings > Network settings > Wifi Direct > Off

 

To assign a password to Wifi Direct, 

  1. Connect your computer or mobile device to the printer with Wi-Fi Direct.

  2. In an Internet browser address bar, type 192.168.223.1, and then press the Enter key or click or tap the Search icon.

    Wi-Fi Direct IP address entered into the Chrome address bar

  3. If a website security certificate displays, click Continue to open the EWS.

  4. Click or tap Network, click Wi-Fi Direct, and then click or tap Status.

    A message displays that you are being redirected to a secure HTTPS-enabled page. Click or tap OK or Redirect to HTTPS. If a Your connection is not private message displays, click or tap Advanced, and then click or tap Proceed to [Printer IP address].

    Opening the Wi-Fi Direct status details

  5. On the Wi-Fi Direct Status screen, click or tap Edit Settings to make any changes, and then click or tap Apply.

    Changing Wi-Fi Direct settings

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0 wireless direct.jpgdoes this mean wireless direct is on?

Is this the "button" that means wiresless direct is on?

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No this is just means "Wireless" is on. Did you try the steps from the previous post?


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