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Ethnet PC and wifi printer

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Officejet 6970 pro
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hello, I have an officejet 6970 pro. My PC is connected via ethernet and I would like to use the printer connected via wifi. I can't get it configured.

If I connect to the wifi network from the PC, it works, but I want to stay on Ethernet.

I tested Direct wifi, but then I need to connect to it before printing.

How to stay in Ethernet on the PC and the printer in wifi and be able to print in intervention before printing?

Thank you

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If the wireless and wired networks are running off the same router then you should be able to see all devices with no intervention. This would mean that all network addresses are in the same  group ie: 192.168.1.1-192.168.1.254. The last group of digits would be different for each device. If the third group of digits are different, in this case 1 and the wired is 0 then the devices are on different segments. In that case you will need to add a hosts file entry on your PC to tell it to look at the other  network segment. https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/27350/beginner-geek-how-to-edit-your-hosts-file/

 

Your other option is to edit the setup of your router so that all wired and wireless devices are on the same network segment.

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in fact, the PC is on the Ethernet of my Provider, and the printer is on the wifi of a "Google Wifi" box which made another network name.

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