When you connect a wireless printer to your Linksys router printer setup, you can start printing from any place in your house. If you get connected to your home network, you can easily print from the default printing apps of your computer or any other device.
If you wish to connect a wireless printer to your network by utilizing the Linksys Connect feature, make use of the steps given here:
First and foremost, for connecting a wireless printer, you need to find out your Linksys router’s wireless settings. These settings will be used for synchronizing the network settings of your printer with those of your router. Thus, you can form a wireless connection between the two.
But connecting your wireless printer to the network becomes much easier if you already have the Linksys Connect software installed on your system.
Ensure that the following conditions are met with, before making the connection:
Your wireless printer should support the WPA or WPA2 encryption standard.
Your Linksys router should be functioning properly.
You must have Linksys Connect already installed on your system.
Make sure that the printer is placed just 3 to 10 feet from the Linksys router.
Ensure that the wireless printer’s drivers and other software have been installed on your system after that do a Linksys router printer setup.
Now, follow the instructions given below to connect your wireless printer to your network:
First, launch Linksys Connect on your system. To achieve the same, go to Start. Then, select All Programs. Choose the Linksys Connect option.
In case you are making use of Mac, navigate to Go and then select the Applications option. Next, start Linksys Connect.
The Linksys Connect window will now appear on your screen. In this window, choose the Computers and devices option.
The Computers and other devices window will now pop up. Here, choose Printer. Then, click the Next button.
The next window will contain the message, Connecting a printer. In this window, select the Wireless Printer option. Click the Next button.
The Connecting a wireless printer window will now appear after the Linksys router printer setup. In this window, you can see the wireless settings of your Linksys router. Please note down these settings and avoid closing the current window.
Listed below are the wireless settings of your Linksys router:
The SSID or Network Name: This is nothing but the name of your wireless network.
The Security Key: It is the wireless passphrase or the wireless password.
The Security Type: Your network will be using some encryption. So, the Security Type is the type of encryption that is used by your network.
Now, it is time to go to your wireless printer. Enter the wireless settings that Linksys Connect showed on your system.
Once you have entered the wireless settings on the printer, go to the Linksys Connect window. Click the Next button.
TE: To get some information on how to enter these wireless settings on your printer, you can do any one of the following:
Refer to the documents of your wireless printer (or)
Visit the printer manufacturer’s official website.
To make sure that the wireless printer has been identified, you will be taken to the Name your printer window.
In the textbox provided in this window, type in the desired name for your printer.
Finally, click the Finish button.
You have now completed connecting your wireless printer using Linksys Connect.
In order to check if your printer is connected correctly, try to test-print a document after the completion of Linksys router printer setup.