I havemy printer set up next to printer and hooked up wireless.(By the way, what is wireless direct?) The scanning option disconnects a lot whenever the computer goes to sleep. (Wish I could disconnect that feature) I always have to go into software and enable or unplug the router and printer and replug. This is very annoying.
Unfortunately, there is not a way to disable the sleep mode for this printer. You can adjust the length of time before the printer goes to sleep. If you press the right arrow button on the screen of the printer and select setup, open up preferences and look for Sleep. You can choose between 5, 10 or 15 minutes.
You may also want to make sure that the Schedule Off feature is not enabled.
There are steps you can take to help insure you have the strongest wireless connection possible.
It is a good idea to plug the power cord directly to a wall outlet (not a surge protector). Sometimes when a printer is plugged into a surge protector, the printer does not get the correct amount of electricity and this can cause connectivity issues.
Setting a static ip address is also a very good step to take.
I am linking a document that will describe how to set a static ip address and other steps you can take to improve your wireless connection. Click Here Let me know how it goes.
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