Homehow to connect dell printer to wireless network?
Chang T. MarilynChang T. Marilyn asked 2 years ago
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ethan jurkethan jurk answered 2 years ago

Installing a Dell Printer enables you to send print jobs through the devices from anywhere. The Dell Wireless Printer establishes a connection with a wireless network via Wi-Fi Protected Setup, which is a feature that allows the user to associate network devices with a hotspot at the push of a button. Setting up a wireless printer also helps you to avoid long, snaking printer cables. You can add your Dell Network Printer wirelessly on all your computers in your home or workplace. Once your Dell printer is active on the Wi-Fi, you can send it the print jobs via the Print option easily available in most of the Windows applications.
In order to Setup Dell Printer, first, connect the printer to your Wi-Fi; download the compatible printer driver from the Dell official site, and then install it on your computer. When a pop-up prompts while installing the printer driver, make sure to select the Wireless option as the connection type.
Steps to Connect Dell Printer to Wireless Network
Prepare before Setting up the Dell Printer
Before setting up your Dell Wireless Printer on the wireless network, make sure to gather the Network Name (SSID) and Key, and turn on the computer, printer, and router.
Network Name: SSID (Service Set Identifier) is a technical term of a Network Name.
Network Key: The Network key is a security key of the wireless network and encrypted by WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) or WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) types of security.
Internet Access: It is necessary to have a proper internet connection to download the printer driver and printer updates.
• Be sure to connect your computer and printer over the same wireless network to reduce the obstructions that can affect the data transfer speed of the documents.
Connecting Dell Printer to Wi-Fi
• Connect the Printer using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
 Ensure that the Wireless Network and Dell Printer support WPS.
 Press and hold the WPS button of the printer. A message appears on the screen stating that WPS mode is running.
 Similarly, press and hold the WPS button of the Router.
 Wait a while until the devices get connected.
 Print a Settings Report to ensure that the printer has correctly connected to the Wi-Fi.
• Connect the Printer using WPA/WPA2 Security Protocol
 Turn on the Dell Network Printer.
 Press the Menu button associated with the Control Panel.
 Go to the System section and select the Admin Menu.
 Open the Network menu and select the Wireless Setup option
 Now, the printer starts to scan nearby active wireless networks.
 Select your Network Name from the list.
 Enter the Network WEP or WPA passphrase of your Wi-Fi.
 Print a Settings Report to confirm that the printer has properly joined the wireless network.
Note: Some older models of the Dell Printer may need to connect via an Ethernet or USB cable to configure the Wireless Network settings. If your Dell Printer doesn’t support front panel configuration or WPS, then follow the instructions mentioned in the User Guide of your printer to connect it over a Wi-Fi. Dell Network Printer supports the 2.4GHz band. If your router has a dual-mode 2.4GHz/5GHz, then ensure to enable the 2.4GHz band.

Installing the Printer Driver
• Visit the Dell official site.
• Go to the Drivers & Downloads section.
• Enter the model number and press Enter on your keyboard.
• Select the version of your Operating System.
• Click on the recommended printer driver to download it.
• Find the downloaded package on your computer.
• Double-click on the driver package to install it on your computer.
• Click on the Run button if a pop-up prompts.
• Follow the on-screen instructions step-by-step to install the printer driver correctly.

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