If you have a Samsung printer that supports Wi-Fi Direct, you can easily connect it to your home wireless network using the WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) method. WPS is a simple and secure way to connect a device to a wireless network without entering a network name and password. All you need is a WPS PIN, which you can get from your printer or its web-based setup page.
In this blog, we will show you how to find your Samsung printer’s WPS PIN and use it to connect your printer to your wireless network. We will also provide some tips on how to troubleshoot any issues that may arise during the process.
Step 1: Find Your Samsung Printer’s WPS PIN
The first step is to find your Samsung printer’s WPS PIN, which is a unique eight-digit code that identifies your printer on the wireless network. There are four ways to find your printer’s WPS PIN, depending on your printer model and access:
- Check your printer’s user manual. Some of the latest Samsung printers come with a printed user manual that has the WPS PIN near the back of it. You can also download the user manual from the manufacturer’s website if you don’t have the printed version.
- Get the WPS PIN from the printer’s display. Some models allow you to generate a WPS PIN directly from the printer’s display. To do this, press the Home button on the printer’s control panel and select Wireless > WiFi Protected Setup. The WPS PIN should appear on the screen.
- Use the printer’s setup menu on the printer’s control panel. If your printer does not have a display that can generate a WPS PIN, you can use the setup menu on the printer’s control panel instead. Press the Home button on the printer’s control panel and select Wireless > WiFi Protected Setup. The WPS PIN should be displayed on the WiFi Protected Setup screen.
- Use the printer’s web-based setup page. If you don’t have access to the printer’s control panel, you can also get the WPS PIN by using the printer’s web-based setup page. To access this page, open a browser on your computer and type the printer’s internal IP address in the address bar. You can find the IP address in the router’s DHCP table or by printing a network configuration report from your printer. Once you are on the web-based setup page, look for the WPS option and you should see the PIN there.
Step 2: Connect Your Samsung Printer To Your Wireless Network Using WPS
Once you have your Samsung printer’s WPS PIN, you can use it to connect your printer to your wireless network using one of these two methods:
- Push Button Method: This method requires you to press a physical button on your router and your printer within two minutes of each other. First, press and hold the WPS button on your router for about two seconds until it starts blinking. Then, press and hold the WPS button on your printer for about two seconds until it starts blinking. Wait for a few minutes until both devices indicate that they are connected.
- PIN Method: This method requires you to enter the WPS PIN on your router’s web-based setup page or app. First, log in to your router’s web-based setup page or app using your username and password. Then, look for the WPS option and select it. Enter the WPS PIN that you got from your printer and click on Connect or Apply. Wait for a few minutes until both devices indicate that they are connected.
Step 3: Test Your Connection And Enjoy Printing Wirelessly
After connecting your Samsung printer to your wireless network using WPS, you should test your connection and make sure that everything is working properly. You can do this by printing a test page from your computer or mobile device. If you can print wirelessly without any problems, then congratulations! You have successfully connected your Samsung printer to WiFi using WPS.
However, if you encounter any issues during or after the process, such as not being able to find or enter the WPS PIN, not being able to connect or print wirelessly, or getting an error message, then don’t worry. There are some troubleshooting steps that you can try to fix these issues.
Some of these steps include:
- Checking if your router and printer support WPS and Wi-Fi Direct
- Checking if your router and printer are within range of each other
- Checking if your router and printer are turned on and connected to power
- Checking if your router and printer have updated firmware
- Restarting your router and printer
- Resetting your router and printer to factory settings
- Disabling any firewall or antivirus software that may interfere with the connection
- Contacting your router or printer manufacturer for technical support
If you need more assistance with connecting your Samsung printer to WiFi using WPS, then feel free to contact our printersupportus team. We are always ready to help you with any printer-related issues that you may have. We hope that this blog was helpful and informative for you. Thank you for reading and happy printing