Guide: How To Connect Dell Printer To The WiFi?
We are all familiar with wireless ( WiFi ) technology. Whenever we need to connect our devices to the internet or local network, we prefer to connect our devices to the Wi-Fi primarily.
Keeping this requirement in mind, dell is offering wireless printers for their users. So people can connect them to the WiFi and complete their task without connecting to the printer physically.
well, if we talk about how to connect, dell printer to wifi? there are multiple ways for that. you can connect dell printer to the WiFi via printer panel or you can use your computer as well.
Today, in this blog I am going to share all methods, you can use any one of them to connect dell printer to the wifi.
Method 1- Connect dell printer to the WiFi using printer panel –
every dell printer has a printer panel, from where you can modify or configure printer and network settings. so you can set up your printer to the WiFi using dell printer panel as well. for connecting your Dell printer to the wireless network. you need to follow the instructions below.
- Power On your Printer.
- Press System Button.
- Click on Admin Menu.
- Go to the Network Option.
- Now You need to click on wireless setup option.
- Here you will able to see the list of wireless networks, you need to choose your wireless network.
- After selecting the wireless network, You will reach the password authentication window, here you need to enter the password for your wireless network and press ok.
Finally, your Dell printer should be connected to the wireless network. you can go ahead and setup your dell printer. After setting up your router printer, you can try to print something.
Method 2 – Connect dell printer to the wireless network using WPS button –
Wireless protected setup (WPS) is the best method for connecting a printer to the wireless network. you can connect your printer easily to the wireless network. by pressing the WPS button on your router and printer. but some wireless routers do not have wps features.
So before you plan to connect dell printer to the wireless network using WPS. you need to make sure, your router and printer have WPS feature. if you have wireless protected setup feature on your both devices, then you can follow the instructions below to connect your dell printer to the wireless network.
- Press and hold the wps button on your printer, until it starts showing message, “wps method is running” on your printer.
- Now You need to press and hold the wps button on your router.
- After pressing the button on both devices, they will start synchronizing the connection. This might take 2 minutes to connect with each other.
- Finally, your printer will be connected to the wireless network.
Method 3: Connect your Dell printer to the wireless network using dell easy installer or wireless setup wizard-
Recent Dell printers are coming with the easy installer and compatible installation guide. Dell Easy installer helps in install and connect your dell printer automatic over your WiFi network.
Dell easy installer software comes with CD with Dell printers. You have to connect Dell printer to computer or laptop with cable wire and insert the CD. Open CD folder and run the installer file name with ‘setup.exe’.
Note: If you didn’t get CD with your printer accessories, in that case, you can download it from Dell Support site here http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19. Enter your model number and select ‘Drivers and Downloads’. Here you can find your driver setup for the printer.
After running setup, it will prompt setup dialogue box. Follow the instructions and install your printer driver. During installation, this will ask your wireless network name and wifi password at some place. Fill the information which requires.
After completing installation disconnect your printer from the computer. Now your printer will connect to your wireless network automatic and you are ready to print over wifi.
Sometimes it doesn’t connect to wireless automatic. In this condition, you have to connect it manually by printer panel and settings.
after following anyone method from these, your dell printer should be connected to the wifi. if you have any other problem with dell printer, you may leave a comment below.
we will definitely try to post the solution for such problem in our next post.